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ribbie Syllabification: rib·bie
Pronunciation: /ˈribē/

Definition of ribbie in English:

noun (plural ribbies)

Baseball , informal
A run batted in. See RBI.
Example sentences
  • Tino Martinez, for all of his homers and ribbies, was 3.9 below average, Paul O'Neill - 2.4, Chuck Knoblauch - 15.7, Shane Spencer - 7.7, and David Justice - 9.6.
  • Sweeney piled up his ribbies while hitting 29 homers.
  • In his first four games, he came to bat 20 times, got on base 11 times, with 3 HR, 8 runs, 7 ribbies, and just two steals.


Mid 20th century: elaboration of RBI.

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