gab·​oon gä-ˈbün How to pronounce gaboon (audio)

Examples of gaboon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An international team of scientists led by CJ Reading did a survey of 17 snake populations, covering 8 species from the European grass snake to the African gaboon viper. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 9 June 2010

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Word History


variant of goboon, from gob entry 1 + -oon (in spittoon)

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gaboon was in 1929

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“Gaboon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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