gobemouche

noun gobe·mouche \ (ˌ)gōb¦müsh \

Definition of gobemouche

plural gobemouches \-sh(ə̇z)\
: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

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Origin and Etymology of gobemouche

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


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