Meaning of RIB in English

RIB

n.

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: ribbed ; rib · bing

Etymology: probably from 1 rib; from the tickling of the ribs to cause laughter

Date: 1930

: to poke fun at : KID

– rib · ber noun

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