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[jib-lits] /ˈdʒɪb lɪts/
plural noun
the heart, liver, gizzard, and the like, of a fowl, often cooked separately.
Origin of giblets
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French gibelet a stew of game; compare French gibelotte rabbit stew Unabridged
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Examples from the web for giblet
  • They can be used for other purposes, such as giblet pie or giblet gravy.
  • Although often packaged with them, the neck of the bird is not a giblet.
  • Vegetables include old fashioned candied yams, country-style green beans and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy.
  • When cooking whole frozen poultry, remove the giblet pack from the cavity as soon as you can loosen it.
  • For many years, chickens were sold whole, with the giblet pouch inside.
  • giblet color can vary, especially in the liver, from mahogany to yellow.
  • When cooking whole poultry, remove the giblet pack from the cavity as soon as you can loosen it.
British Dictionary definitions for giblet


plural noun
(sometimes sing) the gizzard, liver, heart, and neck of a fowl
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gibelet stew of game birds, probably from gibier game, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for giblet

see giblets.



mid-15c. (in singular, gybelet), from Old French gibelet "game stew," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Frankish *gabaiti "hunting with falcons," related to Old High German beizan "to fly a falcon," literally "to cause to bite," from bizzan "to bite."

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