Etymology
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Gib

masc. proper name, a familiar abbreviation of Gilbert. As a typical name for a cat from c. 1400; hence gib-cat "a cat" (1590s), especially an old, castrated male, but also used as a term of reproach to an old woman.

gib (n.)

1560s, type of iron hook, of unknown origin. As a piece of wood or metal to hold something else in place, from 1795. There are other mechanical senses, but it is not clear how, or if, they all are related. Compare jib, gibbet.

updated on September 12, 2020

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Definitions of Gib from WordNet
1
gib (n.)
a castrated tomcat;
2
GiB (n.)
a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes;
Synonyms: gigabyte / gibibyte / g / gb
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.