Gob meaning

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A sailor.
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The mouth.
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Waste material produced in coal mining, consisting of clay, shale, etc.
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(brit., slang) The mouth.
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A small mass or lump.
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(informal) A large quantity.

A gob of money; gobs of time.

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(slang) A sailor in the U.S. Navy.
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A lump or mass, as of something soft.
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(informal) A large quantity or amount.
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The definition of a gob is a lump of something to a large quantity of something.

An example of gob is a small handful of shampoo.

An example of gob is when a child has hundreds of toys.

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(countable) A lump of soft or sticky material.
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(countable, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, slang) The mouth.

He′s always stuffing his gob with fast food.

Oi, you, shut your gob!

She's got such a gob on her – she′s always gossiping about someone or other.

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(uncountable, slang) Saliva or phlegm.

He spat a big ball of gob on to the pavement.

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(US, military, slang) A sailor.
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(uncountable, mining) Waste material in old mine workings, goaf.
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To gather into a lump.
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To spit, especially to spit phlegm.
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Origin of gob

  • Middle English gobbe probably from Old French gobe mouthful from gober to gulp of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably shortening of earlier gobshite wad of expectorated chewing tobacco, sailor gobshite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Scottish and Irish Gaelic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic gob (“beak, bill”). See also gobbet.

    From Wiktionary