ribbing

Primary Meanings of ribbing

1.
n
a framework of ribs
2.
n
the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
Full Definitions of ribbing
1

n a framework of ribs

Type of:
framework
a structure supporting or containing something
2

n the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances

“his ribbing was gentle but persistent”
Synonyms:
tantalization, tease, teasing
Type of:
harassment, molestation
the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

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