- The act of turning someone into a gooseberry - acting as a couple so as to exclude someone.From botanical Latin Ribes, the genus including gooseberries, + -faction (making) standard ending from Latin facere, to make.
Adam and his girlfriend ribofied me for three-quarters of an hour until I was forced to throw a bucket of cold water over them in order that they would notice I was there. They stopped their ribofaction pretty quickly.
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