gobbler

1
[ gob-ler ]
/ ˈgɒb lər /
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noun

a male turkey.

Nearby words

  1. gobbet,
  2. gobbi,
  3. gobble,
  4. gobbledegook,
  5. gobbledygook,
  6. gobby,
  7. gobelin,
  8. gobi,
  9. gobi burin,
  10. gobian

Origin of gobbler

1
First recorded in 1730–40; gobble2 + -er1

gobbler

2
[ gob-ler ]
/ ˈgɒb lər /

noun

a person or thing that gobbles or consumes voraciously or quickly: a gobbler of science fiction.

Origin of gobbler

2
First recorded in 1745–55; gobble1 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for gobbler

gobbler

/ (ˈɡɒblə) /

noun

informal a male turkey
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Word Origin and History for gobbler

gobbler

n.

1737, "turkey cock," agent noun from gobble (v.2). As "one who eats greedily" 1755, from gobble (v.1).

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