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noun (1)

gob·​bler ˈgä-blər How to pronounce gobbler (audio)
: a male turkey


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noun (2)

: one that gobbles

Examples of gobbler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
That number significantly overshadows the harvest total from the 2023 youth weekend of 2,550 gobblers. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 10 Apr. 2024 And there’s no better place to learn than talking to a real gobbler. M.d. Johnson, Field & Stream, 27 Mar. 2024 Decoys can help coax a gobbler into shooting range. Steve Waters, Miami Herald, 9 Feb. 2024 Any public land gobbler that seems too good to be true, probably is. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 21 Apr. 2022 While there’s no empirical evidence that a turkey adorned the first Thanksgiving table, common sense suggests that at least one gobbler could have been gobbled up on that auspicious occasion. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 Learn more › Is a call-shy gobbler driving you nuts? Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, 29 June 2023 With all the excitement of a gobbler strutting into range, many shooters fail to get their head down on the gun. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 21 Apr. 2023 There were booming gobbler numbers, plenty of places to hunt, multiple tags, and three different subspecies to target in the region. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 3 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1725, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gobbler was circa 1725

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“Gobbler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gobbler. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a male turkey

called also tom, turkey-cock

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