gobbet

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noun gob·bet \ˈgä-bət\

Definition of gobbet

  1. 1 :  a piece or portion (as of meat)

  2. 2 :  lump, mass

  3. 3 :  a small fragment or extract <a gobbet of information>

  4. 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>

Origin and Etymology of gobbet

Middle English gobet, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 14th century


GOBBET Defined for English Language Learners

gobbet

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noun gob·bet \ˈgä-bət\

Definition of gobbet for English Language Learners

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


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