plural noun

gib·​lets ˈji-bləts How to pronounce giblets (audio)
 also  ˈgi-
: the edible viscera of a fowl

Examples of giblets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remove the packaging, giblets and plastic pop-up button (if applicable). Dallas News, 22 Nov. 2017 Meanwhile, remove giblets and neck from the duck cavity and reserve for another use. Melissa Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Dec. 2022 Remove giblets, and set aside; reserve water in saucepan. Ana Calderone, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2022 Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and stir chopped giblets and hard-cooked egg into the gravy. David Holloway |, al, 19 Nov. 2022 If there’s a bag of giblets tucked inside the chicken, be sure to pull it out. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2022 Working on baking sheet, remove giblets and neck of turkey from cavities. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 11 Oct. 2022 Well, this one's definitely better than a plate of paté and giblets for the cats — Jinkx Monsoon has become the first queen to win RuPaul's Drag Race twice. Joey Nolfi,, 29 July 2022 Turkey or chicken breasts, thighs, or wings should be consumed within nine months, while giblets should be kept no longer than three to four months. Samantha MacAvoy, Good Housekeeping, 28 July 2022

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of giblets was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Giblets.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


gib·​lets ˈjib-ləts How to pronounce giblets (audio)
 also  ˈgib-
: the edible inner organs (as the heart and liver) of a bird
usually used in plural

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