gib

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See also: GIB, GiB, and Gib.

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown (18th century). Perhaps abbreviated from Gilbert, the name of the cat in the old story of Reynard the Fox, in the Romaunt of the Rose, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɪb/
    • (file)
  • UK sometimes also IPA(key): /d͡ʒɪb/
  • Rhymes: -ɪb

Noun[edit]

gib (plural gibs)

  1. A bolt or wedge made from wood or metal used for holding a machine part in place.
  2. A castrated male cat or ferret.
  3. A male cat; a tomcat.
  4. A hooked prolongation on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

gib (third-person singular simple present gibs, present participle gibbing, simple past and past participle gibbed)

  1. To fasten in place with a gib.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from giblet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gib (plural gibs)

  1. (video games) Miscellaneous pieces of a fragged character, most often in first-person shooters.

Verb[edit]

gib (third-person singular simple present gibs, present participle gibbing, simple past and past participle gibbed)

  1. (transitive, video games) To blast an enemy or opponent into gibs.

Etymology 3[edit]

From the trademark GIB, registered by Fletcher Building Holdings Limited, the major brand of plasterboard in New Zealand.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gib (uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand) plasterboard.

Verb[edit]

gib (third-person singular simple present gibs, present participle gibbing, simple past and past participle gibbed)

  1. (New Zealand) To install plasterboard.
    • 2014 October 4, Chris Hutching, “An earthquake repair story from the south”, in NBR:
      As the wallpaper stripping progresses the damage to walls becomes more apparent. It may require more variation orders for gibbing of walls as well as ceilings.

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

gib

  1. Pronunciation spelling of give.
    • 1880, Albion W. Tourgee, “Red Wing”, in Bricks Without Straw, New York, N.Y.: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert; London: Sampson Low & Co.; Montreal, Que.: Dawson Bros., page 87:
      Only gib me some few shingles an’ a flo’, an’ dar yer hev jes ez good a church ez de ’postles ebber hed ter preach in.
    • 1896, Opie Read, chapter VIII, in The Jucklins, Chicago, Ill.: Laird & Lee, pages 105 and 107:
      I has gib you licker an’ I has gib you music, an’ wife, dar, is cookin’ supper fur you, an’ it ain’ no mo’ den reason dat I’d wanter know whut we gwine git fur it. [] “Yo’ supper is done an’ ef you’ll jest gib me room I’ll fix de table,” the woman remarked, taking the bread off the griddle.
    • 1902, John Kendrick Bangs, Bikey the Skicycle & Other Tales of Jimmieboy, New York, N.Y.: Riggs Publishing Company, page 181:
      De kindest heartedest little boy in de worl’ would forget to gib his cat its dinner if he had a new toy to play wid, or a new suit o’ party dress to put on to show his poppy when he come home.
    • 1938, Hervey Allen, Action at Aquila, New York, N.Y.: Farrar & Rinehart, page 98:
      Please, Mars’ Gineral, do gib me dime fer snack.
    • 1988, Lynda Barry, The Good Times Are Killing Me, published 2020, →ISBN:
      Don’t your mommy gib you bacoln?
    • 2002 July, Patricia Sprinkle, Who Invited the Dead Man?, →ISBN:
      “My daddy doesn’t gib me guns, ’cause he doesn’t like dem. But Pop will gib me one when I gets ten.”
    • 2007, Victoria Pade, A Family for the Holidays, Silhouette Books, →ISBN, page 12:
      “Maybe you could jus’ gib me one, then,” she suggested sweetly.
    • 2021 March, Srashti Behure, Unconditional: Pets Over Peeps, Spectrum of Thoughts (an affiliate of FanatiXx), →ISBN:
      Hooman you is nice, / You gib me bath so I no hab lice.
    • 2022 February 8, Sohini Sengupta, “Dogs react to human freezing their favourite toys. Watch hilarious video”, in Hindustan Times[1]:
      Gib us our toy bacc!” reads the caption accompanying this dog video [by @lifewithkleekai].
    • 2022 February 10, Steve Rouge, “The Cutest Puppies of the Day”, in Medium[2]:
      “I be model for fotos, now you gib treats”
Usage notes[edit]

Used in DoggoLingo.

Anagrams[edit]


Afar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جَيْب(jayb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡib/
  • Hyphenation: gib

Noun[edit]

gib m (plural giibitté f or gibwá f)

  1. pocket

References[edit]

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[3], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gib

  1. singular imperative of geben
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of geben

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gib

  1. second-person singular imperative of gibaś

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡip/
  • Rhymes: -ip
  • Syllabification: gib

Verb[edit]

gib

  1. second-person singular imperative of gibać

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gybъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gȋb m (Cyrillic spelling ги̑б)

  1. movement (of body or a body part)
  2. fold
  3. joint

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • gib” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Sumerian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gib

  1. Romanization of 𒄃 (gib)