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gobbler1

[gob-ler] /ˈgɒb lər/
noun
1.
a male turkey.
Origin of gobbler1
1730-1740
1730-40; gobble2 + -er1

gobbler2

[gob-ler] /ˈgɒb lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that gobbles or consumes voraciously or quickly:
a gobbler of science fiction.
Origin
1745-55; gobble1 + -er1
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  • He danced around with stiff arms at his sides and imitated the gobbler.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • "We can send the gobbler home and keep the two hens," said Fred.

  • Who knew but that a gobbler would gobble up young Master Meadow Mouse if he had a chance?

    The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Suiting the action to the word, he raised his musket and shot the gobbler.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • I guess it will be policy for me to follow mamma's advice, and that gobbler will be handed over to Miss Stiffy.

    Marion Berkley Elizabeth B. Comins
  • And that gobbler is the only friend I have in the world except you.

  • Make a pass at a gobbler with a switch and he sidesteps out of range.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • I like to watch the gobbler maneuvering his forces in a grasshopper-field.

    Being a Boy Charles Dudley Warner
  • Once the Hen Turkeys had talked about this when the gobbler could not hear.

    Among the Farmyard People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • "Ye see I brought a gobbler," said Dan, removing the turkey from his shoulder.

    Brother Against Brother John Roy Musick
British Dictionary definitions for gobbler

gobbler

/ˈɡɒblə/
noun
1.
(informal) a male turkey
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Word Origin and History for gobbler
n.

1737, "turkey cock," agent noun from gobble (v.2). As "one who eats greedily" 1755, from gobble (v.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gobbler

gobbler

noun

A person who does fellatio or cunnilingus (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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