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

Definition of giblets

: the edible viscera of a fowl

Examples of giblets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remove neck and giblets and pat chicken very dry with paper towels. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2021 Add giblets to the baking pan and 1/2 cup of water. Beth Segal, cleveland, 20 Nov. 2020 Whole bird is trussed, ready-to-cook and includes giblets for $185. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 21 Nov. 2020 Rinse your giblets and put in small pot with 2 cups water. Beth Segal, cleveland, 20 Nov. 2020 Mix in giblets and pint of fresh oysters with juice. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 17 Nov. 2020 Remove all the turkey packaging and the giblets, neck, etc. oregonlive, 15 Nov. 2019 At Turtle Tower, it’s the pho ga (chicken pho) with a side order of giblets. Justin Phillips,, 2 Nov. 2020 Working on a rimmed baking sheet, remove giblets and neck of turkey from cavities. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, 5 Oct. 2020

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

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29 Apr 2021

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“Giblets.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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