Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday November 21, 2012
The heart, liver, gizzard, and the like, of a fowl, often cooked separately.
She prods the chicken, flexes a wing, pokes a finger into the cavity, fishes out the giblets.
-- Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Whatever you say to such people, they think you're talking about their problem, like the story of the cat, where the couple was arguing about a divorce but the cat thought they were disagreeing about the giblets for its lunch.
-- Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
Giblets most likely derives from the Old French gibelet, "a stew made from wild game."