- the peanut.
Origin of goober
1825–35; of Afr orig.; compare Kimbundu nguba peanut
Also called goober pea.
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Examples from the Web for goober
“Shake It Off” and its accompanying music video are all about being a goober and dancing like an offbeat weirdo.Butts, ‘Bang Bang’ & Beyoncé: The Craziest MTV Video Music Awards Moments
August 25, 2014
What Goober lacks in intelligence he makes up for in impersonations.
Goober at the Auto Show Rarely one to leave Mayberry, Goober ventured out of town for the Raleigh auto show.
Goober Fills in for Andy When Andy is called away from the courthouse, an enthusiastic Goober volunteers to fill in.
After a little nudge from his enthusiastic cousin Gomer, Goober channels superstar Cary Grant with this “convincing” impression.
The "goober," or peanut, is the special crop of this part of Virginia and Carolina.America, Volume I (of 6)
There was nothing to fear about this man, as Goober Glory saw at once.
Goober Glory heard and felt that her own heart was surely breaking.
And you don't know where Goober Creek is, and which way it runs?
Does not Goober Creek run down there about a mile in that direction?
- another name for peanut
C19: of African (Angolan) origin; related to Kongo nguba
Word Origin and History for goober
"peanut," 1833, American English, of African origin, perhaps Bantu (cf. Kikongo and Kimbundu nguba "peanut").
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper