- a mass or lump.
- gobs, Informal. a large quantity: gobs of money.
- Also called goaf. Mining. waste or barren material.
Origin of gob1
- a sailor, especially a seaman in the U.S. Navy.
Origin of gob2
- the mouth.
Origin of gob3
Origin of gob4
Examples from the Web for gob
“After Gob, I felt like there were a lot of jobs that I took where people wanted me to emulate or copy that performance,” he says.Will Arnett on ‘The Millers,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ and More
October 2, 2013
For the record, the best three episodes deal with Gob, Tobias, and Buster, and it's not even close.In Defense of ‘Arrested Development’
May 28, 2013
Didn't Shandy always have a gob of it in his cheek—the dirty pig?Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
"Shut your gob, thief," shouted a voice, and a heavy scuffle ensued.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
The Porcupine has killed the Gob (Malay), and our tribe must repay sevenfold.In Court and Kampong
So when I slap a gob of it over your mouth and nose inhale hard and deep.Subspace Survivors
E. E. Smith
Gob, he near burnt his fingers with the butt of his old cigar.Ulysses
- a lump or chunk, esp of a soft substance
- (often plural) informal a great quantity or amount
- waste material such as clay, shale, etc
- a worked-out area in a mine often packed with this
- a lump of molten glass used to make a piece of glassware
- informal a globule of spittle or saliva
- (intr) British informal to spit
- US slang an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy
- a slang word (esp Brit) for the mouth
Word Origin and History for gob
"a mouthful, lump," late 14c., probably from Old French gobe "mouthful, lump," related to gober "gulp, swallow down," probably from Gaulish *gobbo- (cf. Irish gob "mouth," Gaelic gob "beak"). This Celtic source also seems to be root of gob "mouth" (mid-16c.), which is the first element in gob-stopper "a kind of large hard candy" (1928).