plural noun

the heart, liver, gizzard, and the like, of a fowl, often cooked separately.

Origin of giblets

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French gibelet a stew of game; compare French gibelotte rabbit stew Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for giblet

Contemporary Examples of giblet

Historical Examples of giblet

  • Then take out the best pieces of giblet, trim them neatly, and set them aside.

    The Skilful Cook

    Mary Harrison

  • "That doesn't signify as Giblet never talks at all," said Jack.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • Strain the sauce, put in the pieces of giblet, and serve hot.

  • But Giblet, who is the happiest young man of my acquaintance, says that his wife is worth it all.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • Only it won't be a Giblet as long as dear old Lord Gossling can keep the gout out of his stomach.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for giblet


pl n

(sometimes singular) the gizzard, liver, heart, and neck of a fowl

Word Origin for giblets

C14: from Old French gibelet stew of game birds, probably from gibier game, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for giblet

see 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."

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