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[goo-ber] /ˈgu bər/

noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
the peanut.
another name for peanut

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


[1970s+ Teenagers; fr goober, ”peanut,” fr Kongo nguba, ”kidney, peanut”; first sense probably because the first syllable describes the goo that exudes from or is squeezed from the lesion]


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