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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.

Usage notesEdit

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

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