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

Definition of giblets

: the edible viscera of a fowl

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Wild turkey giblets are every bit as good as store-bought, so go ahead and make your grandma’s famous giblet gravy. Hank Shaw, Outside Online, 1 May 2022 Remove giblets and neck from cavity for gravy, if desired. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 26 Apr. 2022 Once thawed, take it out of its packaging and remove the package of giblets. Megan Marples, CNN, 24 Nov. 2021 That’s for the Brussels sprouts, the cranberry sauce, the Jell-O salad, the Hoppin’ John, the giblets, the mincemeat and the fat from the bacon. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 24 Nov. 2021 Same as above, but without the brining and giblets. Dave Quinn,, 22 Nov. 2021 Her secret: Browning the giblets (minus the liver, which will make your gravy taste bitter) and the turkey wings before making a long-simmering broth. oregonlive, 18 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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