gibe vs jibe vs jive : Common Errors in English

About gibe vs jibe vs jive

“Gibe” is a now rare term meaning “to tease.” “Jibe” means “to agree,” but is usually used negatively, as in “the alibis of the two crooks didn’t jibe.” The latter word is often confused with “jive,” which derives from slang which originally meant to treat in a jazzy manner (“Jivin’ the Blues Away”) but also came to be associated with deception (“Don’t give me any of that jive”).

gibe Meaning(s)

  • (n) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  • (v) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • (v) laugh at with contempt and derision

jibe Meaning(s)

  • (n) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  • (v) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • (v) shift from one side of the ship to the other

jive Meaning(s)

  • (n) a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
  • (v) dance to jive music; dance the jive

gibe in News

jibe in News

  1. Garcia leaves note for Tiger over racial jibe

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia on Tuesday made repeated apologies for the "fried chicken" jibe he directed at Tiger Woods last month, saying he "felt terrible" and had left a note for the American in his locker. Though the two players shook hands on the practice range at Merion Golf Club on Monday in their first meeting since Garcia made the reference, the ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia coach Olger Osieck has taken some shine off his team's World Cup qualifying win over Jordan with a sexist jibe that "women should shut up in public" before his post-match news conference.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The News-Times

  3. Golf-Garcia leaves note for Tiger over racial jibe

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes ARDMORE, Pennsylvania, June 11 (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia on Tuesday made repeated apologies for the "fried chicken" jibe he directed at Tiger Woods last month, saying he "felt terrible" and had left a note for the American in his locker. Though the two players shook hands on the practice range at Merion Golf Club on Monday in their first meeting since Garcia made the ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

jive in News

  1. Tap dancers from Vinnie's Jump & Jive win awards

    MIDDLETOWN >> For the first time, adult tap dancers from Vinnie’s Jump & Jive entered dance competitions during the 2013 season.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Middletown Press

  2. CryEngine 3 formally confirmed for PS4

    For how advanced CryEngine 3 looks, we had just assumed it would jive with PS4 , but today Crytek has confirmed it . Developers anxious to create a PS4 game can get rolling with CryEngine 3 starting today with the latest SDK, featured in the video above. The PS4 announcement indicates all consoles will support CryEngine 3 going forward. Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli confirmed CryEngine 3 runs on Wii U ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Joystiq

  3. Morgan Stanley Recognizes Jive Software With Distinguished 'CTO Award for Innovation'

    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Jive Software, Inc. , a leader in social business, today announced that it has received Morgan Stanley's prestigious 'CTO Award for Innovation.' Jive chairman and CEO Tony Zingale ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

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