[ goo-ber ]
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nounSouth Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. the peanut.

Origin of goober

First recorded in 1825–35; of Bantu origin; compare Kongo, Kimbundu nguba “peanut”
  • Also called goober pea .

Words Nearby goober Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use goober in a sentence

  • You ain' hut er mite, honey, 'n' you's still got de goober fer de squirl.

    The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
  • Say, Si, it'll be easier lookin' for goober Crick in a boat than wading through the mud.

  • "Yes, this is goober Crick," said the old man, with an air of recalling an old acquaintance.

  • And my partin' glimpse of 'em was at eleven-fifty-six, when they pushed through the gate bound for goober, Georgia.

  • He was the "star" witness in the sensational goober case, about which the whole city, and in fact the whole country was talking.

British Dictionary definitions for goober


goober pea

/ (ˈɡuːbə) /

  1. another name for peanut

Origin of goober

C19: of African (Angolan) origin; related to Kongo nguba

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