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PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɒbəl

Etymology 1Edit

From gob +‎ -le. See also French gober.

VerbEdit

gobble (third-person singular simple present gobbles, present participle gobbling, simple past and past participle gobbled)

  1. To eat hastily or greedily; to scoff or scarf (often used with up)
    He gobbled four hot dogs in three minutes.
    • Jonathan Swift
      supper gobbled up in haste
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NounEdit

gobble (plural gobbles)

  1. (Scotland, slang, vulgar) fellatio; blowjob
    • 2009, Mandasue Heller, The Charmer:
      Nowadays, he was lucky if his mam's auld drinking cronies gave him a gobble.
  2. (rare) An act of eating hastily or greedily.
    • 1983, Liam O'Flaherty, The Assassin (page 53)
      [] wrinkling his forehead and moving his jaws and throat violently, as if he expected to choke with each gobble.

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoetic of the sound of a turkey.

VerbEdit

gobble (third-person singular simple present gobbles, present participle gobbling, simple past and past participle gobbled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make the sound of a turkey.
    • Goldsmith
      He [] gobbles out a note of self-approbation.
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NounEdit

gobble (plural gobbles)

  1. The sound of a turkey.
  2. (golf) A rapid straight putt so strongly played that, if the ball had not gone into the hole, it would have gone a long way past.
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