Gype vs Gybe - What's the difference?

gype | gybe |


As nouns the difference between gype and gybe

is that gype is (ulster) fool; clumsy, awkward person; long-legged person; silly girl while gybe is the act of gybing.

As a verb gybe is

(nautical) to change tack with the wind crossing behind the boat (mostly used of boats and other small sailing craft — the corresponding manoeuver in a sailing ship is to wear).

gype

English

Alternative forms

* gipe

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Ulster) fool; clumsy, awkward person; long-legged person; silly girl
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    gybe

    English

    Alternative forms

    * jibe

    Verb

    (gyb)
  • (nautical) To change tack with the wind crossing behind the boat. (Mostly used of boats and other small sailing craft — the corresponding manoeuver in a sailing ship is to wear.)
  • (nautical) To shift a fore-and-aft sail suddenly and forcefully from one side to the other, while sailing before the wind. (also jibe.)
  • To sneer (see gibe.)
  • gybe at'': to hesitate, vacillate, or balk when faced with a proposal, plan, or course of action. (''Obsolete )
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of gybing.
  • A sudden shift of a sail's angle, or a sudden change in the direction that a boat is sailing.
  • A sudden change in direction or approach; vacillation.
  • A sneer. (see gibe.)