giber

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gibe +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

giber (plural gibers)

  1. One who utters gibes.
    • c. 1605–1608, Shakespeare, William, Coriolanus, act 2, scene 1, lines 76–78:
      Come, come, you are well understood to be a perfecter / giber for the table than a necessary bencher in the / Capitol.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

Synonyms[edit]

  • For semantic relationships of this term, see joker in the Thesaurus.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for giber in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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