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English definition of “ribbing”

ribbing

noun uk   /ˈrɪb.ɪŋ/ us  

ribbing noun (PATTERN)

[U] a pattern of raised lines on a piece of clothing made from wool: He liked the ribbing on the cuffs of the sweater.

ribbing noun (JOKE)

[C usually singular] informal the act of laughing at someone in a friendly way as a joke: They gave him a ribbing about his accent.
(Definition of ribbing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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