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Definition of "jibe" []

  • To shift a fore-and-aft sail from one side of a vessel to the other while sailing before the wind so as to sail on the opposite tack. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause (a sail) to jibe. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of jibing. (noun)
  • Informal To be in accord; agree: Your figures jibe with mine. (verb-intransitive)
  • Variant of gibe. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jibe" in a sentence
  • "And while your whole jibe is aimed at business and rocking out your career life, what if your question of “What am I afraid of?” was applied to relationships?"
  • "Aaaand, just like the "omg, 90% of the Chrysler dealerships closed were owned by Republicans" garbage, this fun little math jibe is total crap."
  • "Cue the wingnuts to claim that this mild political jibe is hate speech."