jibe has definitions from the fields of nautical,transportation
[ noun ] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect


shot shaft barb dig gibe slam


"his parting shot was `drop dead'" "she threw shafts of sarcasm" "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

Used in print

(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)

`` All_too frequently '' , points_out James_O'_Gara , managing_editor of Commonweal , `` Catholics run_roughshod over Protestant sensibilities in this matter , by failure to consider the reasoning behind the Protestant position and , particularly , by their jibes at the fact that Protestant opinion on birth_control has changed in recent decades '' .

Related terms

remark cheap_shot jeer

[ verb ] be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics


"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

[ verb ] (nautical,transportation) shift from one side of the ship to the other


"The sail jibbed wildly"

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sail jib