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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kibenoun

    ulcerated chilblain on the heel


  1. kibenoun

    a chilblain or ulcer, especially on the heel of the foot

  2. Etymology: Origin unknown.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Kibenoun

    An ulcerated chilblain; a chap in the heel caused by the cold.

    Etymology: from kerb, a cut, German, Stephen Skinner; from kibwe, Welsh, John Minsheu.

    If ’twere a kibe, ’twould put me to my slipper. William Shakespeare.

    The toe of the peasant comes so near the heel of our courtier, that it galls his kibe. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    One boast of the cure, calling them a few kibes. Richard Wiseman.


  1. kibe

    Kibe is a term that originally referred to chapped or ulcerated chilblains (a type of skin inflammation due to exposure to cold). Over time, it has also become a colloquial term in some regions for minor irritations or complaints. It can also refer to a popular deep-fried food snack from Brazil, made of bulgur wheat and diced meat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kibenoun

    a chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by cold; an ulcerated chilblain

  2. Etymology: [W. cib + gwst pain, sickness.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kibe

    kīb, n. a chilblain. [W. cibwst, from cib, a cup, gwst, a disease.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. kibe

    A flaw produced in the bore of a gun by a shot striking against it.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KIBE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kibe is ranked #53316 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kibe surname appeared 388 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kibe.

    63.1% or 245 total occurrences were White.
    26.2% or 102 total occurrences were Black.
    5.6% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.3% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kibe in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kibe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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