gob

gob

1 [gob]
noun
1.
a mass or lump.
2.
gobs, Informal. a large quantity: gobs of money.
3.
Also called goaf. Mining. waste or barren material.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English gobbe, variant of gobet gobbet

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gob

2 [gob]
noun Slang.
a sailor, especially a seaman in the U.S. Navy.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; origin uncertain

gob

3 [gob]
noun Slang.
the mouth.

Origin:
1540–50; perhaps < Scots Gaelic gob mouth, beak

gob

4 [gob] British Dialect.
verb (used without object), gobbed, gobbing, noun
gab1.

Origin:
1685–95

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gob1 (ɡɒb)
 
n
1.  a lump or chunk, esp of a soft substance
2.  informal (often plural) a great quantity or amount
3.  mining
 a.  waste material such as clay, shale, etc
 b.  a worked-out area in a mine often packed with this
4.  a lump of molten glass used to make a piece of glassware
5.  informal a globule of spittle or saliva
 
vb , gobs, gobbing, gobbed
6.  informal (Brit) (intr) to spit
 
[C14: from Old French gobe lump, from gober to gulp down; see gobbet]

gob2 (ɡɒb)
 
n
slang (US) an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

gob3 (ɡɒb)
 
n
a slang word (esp Brit) for the mouth
 
[C16: perhaps from Gaelic gob]

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Word Origin & History

gob
"a mouthful, lump," c.1382, from O.Fr. gobe "mouthful, lump," from gober "gulp, swallow down," probably from Gaul. *gobbo- (cf. Ir. gob "mouth," Gael. gob "beak"). This Celtic source also seems to be root of gob "mouth" (c.1550), which is the first element in gob-stopper "a kind of large hard candy"
(1928).
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gob definition

[gɑb]
  1. n.
    a blob or mass of something. : Take that horrid gob of gum out of your mouth!
  2. n.
    a large amount of something. (Often in the plural.) : I need gobs of money to get through school.
  3. n.
    the mouth. (Chiefly British.) : Pop that in your gob and see if you like it!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Bible Dictionary

Gob definition


a pit, a place mentioned in 2 Sam. 21:18, 19; called also Gezer, in 1 Chr. 20:4.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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