gob-stopper

[ gob-stop-er ]
/ ˈgɒbˌstɒp ər /

noun British Slang.

a large piece of hard candy.

Nearby words

  1. goatskin,
  2. goatsucker,
  3. goaty,
  4. goaves,
  5. gob,
  6. goban,
  7. gobang,
  8. gobat,
  9. gobbet,
  10. gobbi

Origin of gob-stopper

First recorded in 1925–30; see origin at gob3

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British Dictionary definitions for gobstopper

gobstopper

/ (ˈɡɒbˌstɒpə) /

noun

British a large hard sweet consisting of different coloured concentric layers that are revealed as it is sucked
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