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Sense: 1
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Origin unknown.
Sense: 2
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Old French giber 'to shake'

jibe

2 verb
     
jibe2
1 [intransitive] American English informal if two statements, reports etc jibe with each other, the information in them matches
jibe with
His report did not jibe with the facts.
2 [intransitive + at] to say something that is intended to make someone seem silly

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