Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ribbing

2 senses of ribbing

Sense 1
ribbing -- (a framework of ribs)
       => framework -- (a structure supporting or containing something)

Sense 2
tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalization -- (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")
       => harassment, molestation -- (the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rib

2 senses of rib

Sense 1
rib -- (form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater")
       => knit -- (make (textiles) by knitting; "knit a scarf")

Sense 2
ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun -- (subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday")
       => mock, bemock -- (treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles")

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