- 1to laugh at someone and make jokes about them, but in a friendly way synonym tease
- 2 He used to rib her mercilessly about her accent.
NAmE//rɪb//rib somebody (about/over something) (old-fashioned) (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rib
he / she / it ribs
past simple ribbed
-ing form ribbing