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]

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.

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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.

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. (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.

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.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡiːp/ (chiefly in formal speech)
  • IPA(key): /ɡɪp/ (overall more common)

Verb[edit]

gib

  1. Imperative singular of geben.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gib

  1. second-person singular imperative of gibaś

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

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References[edit]

  • gib” in Hrvatski jezični portal