Define: Quib

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Definition: Quib

Quick Summary of Quib

A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort or comeback; a gibe.

What is the dictionary definition of Quib?

Dictionary Definition

  • To argue or quibble, especially about a triviality or in a petty manner.
  • A witty or clever remark that is said in a taunting way


Examples of Quib in a sentence

The barman continued to flirt with the woman, throwing every quib and witty joke he could think of into the conversation.
Only an accomplished comedian could come up with such a funny quib at the spur of the moment.
This jokebook even includes the odd quib or two about dating.
He was full of joke and jest / But all his merry quibs are o’er.

Synonyms For Quib

grin, quip, skit, squib, satire

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Quib. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. March 31, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Quib. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: March 31, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Quib. Retrieved March 31, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Quib are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 7th January 2020.