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noun Chiefly Irish Slang: Vulgar.
  1. a mean and contemptible person, especially a braggart.
  2. a stupid and incompetent person.
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British Dictionary definitions for gobshite


  1. slang a stupid person
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Word Origin for gobshite

C20: from gob ³ + shite excrement; see shit


This word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary . However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
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