goober

[ goo-ber ]
/ ˈgu bər /

noun South Midland and Southern U.S.

the peanut.

Origin of goober

1825–35; of Afr orig.; compare Kimbundu nguba peanut
Also called goober pea.
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goober

goober pea

/ (ˈɡuːbə) /

noun

another name for peanut

Word Origin for goober

C19: of African (Angolan) origin; related to Kongo nguba
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Word Origin and History for goober

goober


n.

"peanut," 1833, American English, of African origin, perhaps Bantu (cf. Kikongo and Kimbundu nguba "peanut").

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