Words at Play : Funny-Sounding and Interesting Words

#9: Gubbins 

Definition:

dialect Britain : fish parings or refuse; broadly : any bits and pieces

Example:

"The biggest change is that the new iMac takes on some of the design ethos of the old eMac from all those years ago, featuring a bulbous back plate that hides all the gubbins but tapers down to an incredibly thin 5mm edge." – Stuart Miles, Pocket-lint.com, October 23, 2012

About the Word:

Gubbins originates in the language of cooking. Its ancestry includes words meaning paring, portion, and gobbet (meaning morsel).

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