gobbler

1
[gob-ler]

Origin of gobbler

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

gobbler

2
[gob-ler]
noun
  1. 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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gobbler

noun
  1. informal a male turkey
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Word Origin and History for 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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