jibble v

jibble v Freq with up Also chibble Also sp gibble [Cf EDD chibble “to break off in small pieces, to chip, crumble,” DNE chipple “To whittle.”] chiefly Sth, S Midl Cf jibble n, schnibble v (at schnibble n)

To chop or crumble (esp foodstuffs)

1953 Randolph–Wilson Down in Holler 256 Ozarks, Jibble. . . To cut into small pieces. Asked how to cook squash, a woman answered, “You just take an’ jibble ’em up, an’ then bile ’em.” Another cook was talking about hash. “Sometimes I grind the meat, but mostly I just jibble it.” 1954 Harder Coll.cwTN, Jibble—To mash up or squeeze up. 1983 MJLF 9.1.45 ceKY (as of 1956), Jibble . . to cut cloth, food, etc. into small pieces. 2006 in 2019 DARE File—Internet cnAL, Yes, it’s better, but they only sell it all “jibbled up.” 2008 Blount Alphabet 113 GA, My mother . . used the verb “to gibble,” always with “up,” as in “Our best snack when I was a girl was to gibble up some cornbread in a glass of cold buttermilk,” or “Now just look: you’ve gibbled up that Styrofoam all over the floor.” . . I think gibble (pronounced, of course, jibble) ought to be in the dictionary and that my mother should be credited. 2009 in 2019 DARE File—Internet PA, Good bread crumbs. . , fine minced onion, minced garlic, rosemary . . , flat leaf parsley, some jibbled up Greek black olives. 2012 Ibid TX, I was giving them the store meaty bones brand plus several other different smaller treats, then ontop of that I would cook chicken breasts and jibble it up. 2014 Ibid OH, All my life, I have used chibble in two ways, both of which I got from my maternal grandmother. 1. “chibble it up” . . break it into small pieces. This can refer to food items, as in “chibble up those crackers for the meat loaf”, wood, . . or as I am currently doing with branc[h]es too large for my chipper. . . Grandmother’s family was from Virginia, and there is some German background in the line. 2015 Ibid seMS, Debone them and stuff them with cream cheese, jalapeño’s and jibbled up bacon and then wrap them in bacon.