- the heart, liver, gizzard, and the like, of a fowl, often cooked separately.
Origin of giblets
Examples from the Web for giblets
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The Daily Beast
June 14, 2012
Aye, aye, it's easy to steal the goose and give the giblets in alms.The Christian
Clean the duck, putting aside the giblets, and cut off the head and legs.
Cut the giblets in small pieces and remove the soft part of the onion.
Add the giblets from the squabs and some more of chicken, if at hand.
Make a gravy from these drippings and the water in which the giblets were boiled.
- (sometimes singular) the gizzard, liver, heart, and neck of a fowl
Word Origin and History for giblets
mid-15c. (in singular, gybelet), from Old French gibelet "game stew," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Frankish *gabaiti "hunting with falcons," related to Old High German beizan "to fly a falcon," literally "to cause to bite," from bizzan "to bite."