Gibe vs Chide - What's the difference?

gibe | chide |

As a proper noun gibe

is .

As a verb chide is

to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.



Alternative forms

* gybe * jibe


(en noun)
  • A facetious or insulting remark; a jeer or taunt.
  • * 1603 , , Hamlet , act 5, scene 1:
  • Hamlet : Alas, poor Yorick! . . . Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?


  • To perform a jibe (2, 3).
  • To agree.
  • That explanation doesn't gibe with the facts.
  • To cause to execute a gibe (2, 3).
  • (ambitransitive) To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to mock.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Draw the beasts as I describe them, / From their features, while I gibe them.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Fleer and gibe , and laugh and flout.






  • To admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
  • 1591' ''And yet I was last '''chidden for being too slow.'' — Shakespeare, ''The Two Gentlemen of Verona , .
    1598' ''If the scorn of your bright eyne / Have power to raise such love in mine, / Alack, in me what strange effect / Would they work in mild aspect? / Whiles you '''chid me, I did love'' — Shakespeare, ''As You Like It , .
    , year=1920 , year_published=2008 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burroughs , title=Thuvia, Maiden of Mars , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=Then she had not chidden' him for the use of that familiar salutation, nor did she ' chide him now, though she was promised to another. }}
  • (obsolete) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
  • 1611' ''And Jacob was wroth, and '''chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? — Genesis 31:36 KJV.
  • (ambitransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
  • * Shakespeare
  • As doth a rock against the chiding flood.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the sea that chides the banks of England


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