gobshite

[gob-shahyt]

noun Chiefly Irish Slang: Vulgar.

a mean and contemptible person, especially a braggart.
a stupid and incompetent person.

Nearby words

  1. goblet cell,
  2. goblin,
  3. gobo,
  4. gobony,
  5. gobonée,
  6. gobsmacked,
  7. gobstopper,
  8. goby,
  9. goc,
  10. god

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British Dictionary definitions for gobshite

gobshite

noun

slang a stupid person

Word Origin for gobshite

C20: from gob ³ + shite excrement; see shit

usage

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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