Glib (glĭb), a.
[Compar. Glibber (?);
superl. Glibbest (?).] [Prob. fr. D.
glibberen, glippen, to slide, glibberig,
glipperig, glib, slippery.]
1. Smooth; slippery; as, ice is
2. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with
flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a
I want that glib and oily art, Shak.
To speak and purpose not.
Syn. -- Slippery; smooth; fluent; voluble; flippant.
Glib, v. t. To make glib.
[Obs.] Bp. Hall.
Glib, n. [Ir. & Gael. glib a
lock of hair.] A thick lock of hair, hanging over the
The Irish have, from the Scythians, mantles and long
glibs, which is a thick curied bush of hair hanging down over
their eyes, and monstrously disguising them.
Their wild costume of the glib and
Glib, v. t. [Cf. O. & Prov. E.
lib to castrate, geld, Prov. Dan. live, LG. & OD.
lubben.] To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.