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Definition gib

Etymology 1

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.

Noun

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.
Verb

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

Shortened from giblet.

Noun

gib (plural gibs)

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

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

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

Noun

gib (uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand) plasterboard.
Verb

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

  1. (New Zealand) To install plasterboard.

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