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gobshite

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From gob (mouth) +‎ shite (excrement).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gobshite (plural gobshites)

  1. (Ireland, UK, slang, moderately offensive) One who engages in nonsensical chatter or unwanted conversation.
    What's that gobshite talking about now?
  2. (Ireland, UK, slang, moderately offensive) A person of very poor judgment and unpleasant character.
  3. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) (Ireland, UK, slang, moderately offensive) Epithet, implying a person of poor judgement, low intelligence and/or ignorance, whose application of such deficiencies has adverse consequences for others as well as themselves. There may be an inference of repeated debacles cause by the person.

Usage notesEdit

  • The collective expression shower of gobshites ("group of idiots") is quite common in Ireland.

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