from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Performed with a natural, offhand ease: glib conversation.
- adj. Showing little thought, preparation, or concern: a glib response to a complex question.
- adj. Marked by ease and fluency of speech or writing that often suggests or stems from insincerity, superficiality, or deceitfulness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a ready flow of words but lacking thought or understanding; superficial; shallow.
- adj. Smooth or slippery.
- adj. Artfully persuasive in nature.
- v. To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Smooth; slippery.
- adj. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble
- transitive v. To make glib.
- n. A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes.
- transitive v. To castrate; to geld; to emasculate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To run smoothly; move freely, as the tongue.
- To make smooth; cause to run smoothly, as the tongue; make glib.
- Smooth; slippery: as, ice is glib.
- Running smoothly or sleekly; plausibly voluble: as, a glib tongue.
- n. A bushy head of hair, formerly common among the Irish. See the extracts.
- n. A man wearing such a bush of hair.
- To castrate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having only superficial plausibility
- adj. artfully persuasive in speech
- adj. marked by lack of intellectual depth
Possibly of Low German origin; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably modification of Low German glibberig (slippery). (Wiktionary)
Compare Old English and dialect lib to castrate, geld, Danish dialect live, Low German and Old Dutch lubben. (Wiktionary)