Main meanings of quib in English

: quib1quib2

quib1

noun

North American
  • A jibe, a taunt; a quip. Compare "quibble".

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). Apparently from (originally in plural) classical Latin quibus, dative and ablative plural of quī who, as a word of frequent occurrence in legal documents and hence associated with the length and unnnecessary complexity of legal documents.

Pronunciation

quib

/kwɪb/

Main meanings of quib in English

: quib1quib2

quib2

verb

US
  • 1with object = "quip".

  • 2no object To argue or quibble, especially about a triviality or in a petty manner. Chiefly with about, over.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From quib.

Pronunciation

quib

/kwɪb/