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ribbing

Meaning: a good-natured tease

For example:

  • The boys gave Terry a ribbing about the uncool clothes he was wearing.

  • Whenever one of the guys goes on a date with a girl, he gets a ribbing from his brothers.

Quick Quiz:

Danny got a ribbing from his friends when
  1. his team lost the game
  2. his son went into hospital
  3. his company went bankrupt

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