[ US /ˈɹɪbɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɪbɪŋ/ ]
  1. the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    he ignored their teases
    his ribbing was gentle but persistent
  2. a framework of ribs
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How To Use ribbing In A Sentence

  • In fact, to tell the truth, it was my cribbing book, and I always kept it by me when I was writing at Athens, like a gradus, a _gradus ad Venetia
  • It has two zippered side-entry pockets and high-quality ribbing at the waist and cuffs.
  • I get some ribbing, but you just have to take it on the chin. The Sun
  • The reason that Canadians come in for so much ribbing is that some who post on the forums are so transparently easy to goad. Saying Goodbye - Disparaging Remarks
  • Such an explanation does not account for the distinctive ontogeny of interpositum, or for the absence of the improbable shell form which associates very thin and dense ribbing with globose general shape.
  • Tom Petty reminz me ov when I libbed in Cally-fornia, dribbing fast on freeway fru Marin wif Tom Petty mewosic blasting away. I can waits - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
  • One lecturer admitted to cribbing a definition of stoichiometry from Wikipedia. The Fate of the Kilo Weighs Heavily on the Minds of Metrologists
  • Coors got a certain amount of ribbing about this.
  • They were dressed for a trip, Paul in a simple and elegant suit of dark blue and Dix in a sophisticated traveling habit of emerald green with black ribbing.
  • Well, apart from the last day when our driver arrived a minute early and got a good-natured ribbing from all and sundry. The Sun
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