gobby

[ gob-ee ]
/ ˈgɒb i /

adjective, gob·bi·er, gob·bi·est. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

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Origin of gobby

of uncertain origin
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Example sentences from the Web for gobby

  • A slimy, gobby shellfish which civilization gives men the hardihood to eat without removing its entrails!

    The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce

British Dictionary definitions for gobby

gobby
/ (ˈɡɒbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest

informal loudmouthed and offensive
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