goober pea


noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
the peanut.
Also called goober pea.

1825–35; of Afr orig.; compare Kimbundu nguba peanut Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
goober or goober pea (ˈɡuːbə)
another name for peanut
[C19: of African (Angolan) origin; related to Kongo nguba]
goober pea or goober pea
[C19: of African (Angolan) origin; related to Kongo nguba]

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Word Origin & History

"peanut," 1833, Amer.Eng., of African origin, perhaps Bantu (cf. Kikongo and Kimbundu nguba "peanut").
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Slang Dictionary

guber definition

and goober
  1. n.
    a facial pimple. (See also goob.) : How does anybody get rid of goobers?
  2. n.
    a tumor. (Jocular medical slang. Possibly because it grows beneath the surface like the goober—the peanut. See also boogie.) : The patient with the abdominal guber is going into surgery now.
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