- jibjib1 [jib]n.[prob. < GIBBET]1. the projecting arm of a crane2. the boom of a derrickjib2 [jib]vi., vt.jibbed, jibbing [< Dan gibbe, to shift from one side to the other, jibe, akin to Du gijpen < IE ĝheib- < base * ghe-, to yawn > GAPE]Naut. to jibe (a sail or boom)n.[Dan gib: so named because it jibs: see JIB2 the vi. vt.]a triangular sail secured to a stay forward of the mast or foremast——————cut of one's jibInformal one's appearance or way of dressingjib3 [jib]vi.jibbed, jibbing [prob. < JIB2]1. to stop and refuse to go forward; balk2. to start or shy (at something)n.[prob. < JIB3 vi.]an animal that jibs, as a horsejibbern.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.