gob

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noun (1)

1
: lump
2
: a large amount
usually used in plural
gobs of money
chiefly British
: mouth
: sailor

Examples of gob in a Sentence

Noun (1) grabbed a gob of clay from the block and threw it on the pottery wheel has gobs of money Noun (2) he threatened the yob with a punch in the gob if he didn't stop insulting everyone Noun (3) avast, ye gobs, and haul anchor!
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Having sat through the screening Tarantino was gob smacked how period Jackie Brown felt in the 1995 of it all from busy malls to lack of cell phones. Anthony D'alessandro, Deadline, 14 June 2024 But the favorite is former National Security Council adviser Eugene Vindman, who has managed to raise gobs of cash in part due to his notoriety as one of the key whistleblowers whose actions led to Trump’s first impeachment. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 17 June 2024 This was my complaint with the studio’s previous effort, 2023’s Elemental, which conjured a city populated by talking gobs of fire and water who clumsily embodied broader metaphorical topics. David Sims, The Atlantic, 13 June 2024 That’s because the City Planning Commission has now unanimously approved a plan to build a new home for New York City’s Major League Soccer team, along with 2,500 affordable apartments (built in two phases), a public school, a hotel, gobs of retail and park space to boot. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 8 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for gob 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English gobbe, probably back-formation from gobet

Noun (2)

probably from Scottish Gaelic, mouth & Irish, beak, pursed mouth

Noun (3)

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1568, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gob was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Gob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gob. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

gob

1 of 2 noun
1
2
: a large amount
usually used in plural
gobs of money

gob

2 of 2 noun
: sailor

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