Gobs



[gob] /gɒb/

noun
1.
a mass or lump.
2.
gobs, Informal. a large quantity:
gobs of money.
3.
Also called goaf. Mining. waste or barren material.
[gob] /gɒb/
noun, Slang.
1.
a sailor, especially a seaman in the U.S. Navy.
[gob] /gɒb/
noun, Slang.
1.
the mouth.
[gob] /gɒb/ British Dialect
verb (used without object), gobbed, gobbing, noun
1.
1 .
/ɡɒb/
noun
1.
a lump or chunk, esp of a soft substance
2.
(often pl) (informal) a great quantity or amount
3.
(mining)

4.
a lump of molten glass used to make a piece of glassware
5.
(informal) a globule of spittle or saliva
verb gobs, gobbing, gobbed
6.
(intransitive) (Brit, informal) to spit
/ɡɒb/
noun
1.
(US, slang) an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy
/ɡɒb/
noun
1.
a slang word (esp Brit) for the mouth
n.

“a mouthful, lump,” late 14c., probably from Old French gobe “mouthful, lump,” related to gober “gulp, swallow down,” probably from Gaulish *gobbo- (cf. Irish gob “mouth,” Gaelic gob “beak”). This Celtic source also seems to be root of gob “mouth” (mid-16c.), which is the first element in gob-stopper “a kind of large hard candy” (1928).

Related Terms

gob

noun

noun

The mouth •Chiefly British use

[1550+; fr Irish]

noun

A US Navy sailor; swabby

[1915+; perhaps fr earlier British gabby, ”coast guard; quarterdeckman,” of unknown origin]

a pit, a place mentioned in 2 Sam. 21:18, 19; called also Gezer, in 1 Chr. 20:4.

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