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Definition of gob noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gob

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɡɒb//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡɑːb//
     
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  1. 1(British English) a rude way of referring to a person’s mouth Shut your gob! (= a rude way of telling somebody to be quiet)
  2. 2a small amount of a thick wet substance Gobs of spittle ran down his chin.
  3. 3[usually plural] (North American English) a large amount of something great gobs of cash
  4. Word Originnoun sense 1 mid 16th cent.: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic gob ‘beak, mouth’. noun senses 2 to 3 late Middle English: from Old French gobe ‘mouthful, lump’, from gober ‘to swallow, gulp’, perhaps of Celtic origin.

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