- a fragment or piece, especially of raw flesh.
- a lump or mass.
Origin of gobbet
Related Words for gobbetslice, wafer, wedge, notch, fragment, scratch, scrap, flake, dent, nick, part, sliver, paring, gobbet, shaving
Examples from the Web for gobbet
Historical Examples of gobbet
And a gobbet we have received of the civil laws, because of the equity that seemeth to be in them.Against War
She used those very words, without a blink, and Pignaver swallowed the flattery as a dog bolts a gobbet of meat.Stradella
F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Colonel Gobbet was not allowed to enter Scotland, but was seized at Berwick and put in prison.
And now he had bitten off a piece of them, together with a gobbet of my own flesh.
- a chunk, lump, or fragment, esp of raw meat
Word Origin for gobbet
Word Origin and History for gobbet
late 13c., "a fragment," from Old French gobet "piece, mouthful," diminutive of gobe (see gob).