noun plural but singular or plural in construction gub·bins \ˈgəbə̇nz\
variants: less commonly


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Definition of gubbins

  1. 1 dialectal, British :  fish parings or refuse; broadly :  any bits and pieces :  scraps

  2. 2 British :  gadgets, gadgetry the gubbins for changing a tire all the navigational gubbins — J. L. Rhys

  3. 3 British :  a foolish or futile person :  simpleton you silly gubbins

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Origin and Etymology of gubbins

gubbins, plural of gubbin fragment, paring, alteration of obsolete English gobone gobbet, portion, from Middle English gobyn, goboun; gubbings, alteration of gubbins

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a brief usually trivial fact

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