gob

noun (1)
\ˈgäb \

Definition of gob 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : lump

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

gob

noun (2)
\ˈgȯb, ˈgäb \

Definition of gob (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly British

: mouth

gob

noun (3)
\ˈgäb, ˈgȯb\

Definition of gob (Entry 3 of 3)

: sailor

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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gob

noun
\ˈgäb \

Kids Definition of gob

: lump entry 1 sense 1 a gob of mud

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