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


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gob1 (ɡɒb)
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)
slang (US) an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy
[C20: of unknown origin]

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

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Word Origin & History

"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"
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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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