plural gobemouches
: a credulous person
especially : one who believes everything he or she hears
as words here cost nothing, the gulping gobemouche is plentifully supplied Richard Ford

Word History


French, from gober to gulp down, swallow + mouche fly, from Latin musca

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“Gobemouche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gobemouche. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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