gobbet

noun gob·bet \ ˈgä-bət \
Updated on: 2 Mar 2018

Definition of gobbet

1 : a piece or portion (as of meat)
2 : lump, mass
3 : a small fragment or extract
  • a gobbet of information
4 : a small quantity of liquid : drop

Examples of gobbet in a Sentence

  1. deftly avoided stepping in a gobbet of spit on the sidewalk

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Origin and Etymology of gobbet

Middle English gobet, from Anglo-French

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GOBBET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gobbet for English Language Learners

  • : a small lump or piece of something : a small amount of something



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