plural noun
gib·​lets | \ ˈji-bləts How to pronounce giblets (audio) also ˈgi- \

Definition of giblets

: the edible viscera of a fowl

First Known Use of giblets

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for giblets

Middle English gibelet giblets piece, nonessential bit, from Anglo-French gibelot, from Old French (Picard) giblé stew of wildfowl

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“Giblets.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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noun plural
gib·​lets | \ ˈji-bləts How to pronounce giblets (audio) \

Kids Definition of giblets

: the edible inner organs (as the heart and liver) of a bird (as a turkey)

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