Jibe

Noun

  • A facetious or insulting remark, a jeer or taunt.

    "He flung subtle jibes at her until she couldn't bear to work with him any longer."

  • (nautical) A manoeuver in which the stern of a sailing boat or ship crosses the wind, typically resulting in the sudden sweep of the boom from one side of the sailboat to the other.

Verb

  • (transitive, nautical) To cause to execute a jibe
  • To jeer or taunt.
  • (intransitive, nautical) To perform a jibe
  • (intransitive) To agree.

    "That explanation doesn't jibe with the facts."

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