gob

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[gob]British Dialect

Origin of gob

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First recorded in 1685–95
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British Dictionary definitions for gobbed

gob

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noun
  1. a lump or chunk, esp of a soft substance
  2. (often plural) informal a great quantity or amount
  3. mining
    1. waste material such as clay, shale, etc
    2. a worked-out area in a mine often packed with this
  4. a lump of molten glass used to make a piece of glassware
  5. informal a globule of spittle or saliva
verb gobs, gobbing or gobbed
  1. (intr) British informal to spit

Word Origin for gob

C14: from Old French gobe lump, from gober to gulp down; see gobbet

gob

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noun
  1. US slang an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy

Word Origin for gob

C20: of unknown origin

gob

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noun
  1. a slang word (esp Brit) for the mouth

Word Origin for gob

C16: perhaps from Gaelic gob
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Word Origin and History for gobbed

gob

n.

"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).

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