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noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. the peanut.
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Origin of goober

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

  1. another name for peanut
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Word Origin

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


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

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