[fr dialect pronunciation of Italian compare, ”companion, godfather”]
[guhm-bawl] /ˈgʌmˌbɔl/ noun 1. a brightly colored of sugar-coated . noun The lights carried atop a police car; party hat: Don’t believe in gumballs. I kinda like to sneak around, you know verb : A dozen police cars blocking the streets, their red-and-blue lights gumballing in all directions (1970s+)
noun, Chiefly Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 1. a rubber band.
noun A persistent talker, esp a pompous braggart; blowhard (1930s+ Black)