1. (UK tramp) the tongue.
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 53: JIBB, the tongue.|
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|[||Australasian (Melbourne) 17 July 8/3: At every step we have evidence of Hindoo origin. For instance [...] Tschib, the tongue [...] is the root' of the word "gibberish," meaning rapidly spoken or incomprehensible talk;.|
|Newcastle Courant 2 Sept. 6/5: He has an oily jibb and is as good at carney as a cackle tub chicken.|
2. the face or expression.
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. (2nd edn).|
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|(con. 1960s) Untold Stories (2006) 76: Dad looking long-suffering in the back row. [...] ‘Don’t pull your jib, Dad,’ Mam mutters, ‘try and look natural.’.|
4. (orig. US Und.) speech, impudent talk.
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.|
|Benno and Some of the Push 115: ‘Struth, his jibs wouldn’t earn peanuts ez gripman on a mussel barrer,’ said the youth.‘At a Boxing Bout’ in|
|It’s a Racket! 229: Jib [...] frivolous conversation.|
|A2Z 57/1: jib – n. talk.et al.|
5. (US black, also gibbs, jibbs, jibs) the mouth [dial. jib, the underlip; thus the mouth].
|Sorrows of a Show Girl Ch. xiii: Sabrina you certainly do jag my jib to think that you would enter into such a deal.|
|Daily Trib. (Bismarck, ND) 7 Jan. 8/6: I was wonderin’ what was the pet name in this ’ere court for a biff on the jib! [London Answers].|
|Tramp-Royal on the Toby 175: The third was a Lancashire lad with a Borstal cut above his jib.|
|Pimp 94: He stood over me flashing that gold in his ‘jib’.|
|Bounty of Texas (1990) 205: gibbs, n. – a person’s lips.‘Catheads [...] and Cho-Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy|
|Black Jargon in White America 70: jibs n. 1. lips.|
|Ghetto Sketches 89: They were the kind of cats who would pinch your nuts off and stuff ’em in your jibbs.|
|Airtight Willie and Me 16: Her pimp was going to foam at the jib when she checked in that load of play money.|
|Chili 50: Reefered to the jibbs.|
6. (US black) a tooth; usu. in pl., jibs.
|Deep Down In The Jungle 155: Kicked him in the mouth, bust all his jibs.|
see diarrhea of the mouth under diarrhoea n.
(US black) to talk wildly, out of control, in a panicky, unrestrained manner.
|Seize the Time 148: Ballard was running around flapping at the jibs. He didn’t know what he was doing.|
(UK black) to speak in such a manner as to provoke a fight.
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] flippin’ off at the jibs Definition: saying things that will cause you to get your ass whipped. Example: Keep on flippin’ off at the jibs and you gon’ get fucked up out here.|
a talkative person.
|NY Tribune 8 June 7/6: A ‘flying jib,’ a talkative, intoxicated person.|
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 78: Flying Jib. – A talkative person, more especially when alcohol is behind the desire to be heard.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 799: flying jib – A talkative person.|
to look miserable, lit. to ‘hang one’s underlip’.
|Term of His Natural Life (1897) 36: ‘P’raps a burial job.’ [...] ‘No such luck. You won’t hang your jib for them yet awhile.’.|
to chatter aimlessly.
|On the Yard (2002) 282: Now stop running your gibs and do something for me.|
|Urban Black Argot 144: Run Off at the Jibs to talk too much.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 243: jibs, jaw at the/run off at the 1. Talk too much. 2. Engage in foolish or irrelevant talk.|
(US black) to talk unrestrainedly.
|New Hepsters Dict. in Calloway (1976) 259: slide your jib (v.): to talk freely.|
|‘Jiver’s Bible’ in Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive.|