noun (1)
\ ˈgäb How to pronounce gob (audio) \

Definition of gob

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : lump
2 : a large amount usually used in plural gobs of money


noun (2)
\ ˈgȯb How to pronounce gob (audio) , ˈgäb How to pronounce gob (audio) \

Definition of gob (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly British
: mouth


noun (3)
\ ˈgäb How to pronounce gob (audio) , ˈgȯb \

Definition of gob (Entry 3 of 3)

: sailor

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First Known Use of gob

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1568, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gob

Noun (1)

Middle English gobbe, probably back-formation from gobet

Noun (2)

probably from Scottish Gaelic, mouth & Irish, beak, pursed mouth

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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The first known use of gob was in the 14th century

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“Gob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gob. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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\ ˈgäb How to pronounce gob (audio) \

Kids Definition of gob

: lump entry 1 sense 1 a gob of mud

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