To Gird. v.n. To break a scornful jest; to gibe; to sneer.
Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me: the brain of this foolish compounded clay, man, is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter more than I invent, or is invented on me: I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. Shakespeare's Henry IV. p. ii.