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Gobble

Gobble appears in the following tongue twister:

  • As he gobbled the cakes on his plate,
    the greedy ape said as he ate,
    the greener green grapes are,
    the keener keen apes are
    to gobble green grape cakes,
    they're great!
    (from Dr. Seuss' O Say Can You Say?)

The word gobble is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun gobble

What does gobble mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gobbles

  1. the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: cry = the characteristic utterance of an animal

Definition of the verb gobble

What does gobble mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gobbled | gobbling | gobbles

  1. eat hastily without proper chewing
    • example: They gobble more bread
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Cynthia gobbled the pizza
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] downCynthia gobbled the pizza down
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] upCynthia gobbled the pizza up

      Verbs of Ingesting (with the same syntax): bolt, wolf.

    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonym of gobble: bolt
    • more generic word: eat = take in solid food
  2. make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys

Alternative definition of the verb gobble

verb

  1. To make the sound of a turkey.
  2. To eat hastily or greedily; to scoff. Often used with up

Film

"Gobble" is a 1997 comedy drama film written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman and directed by Jimmy Mulville.

Music

"Gobble" is a musical album of Nikita.

  • released in (9 years ago)

Phrases with Gobble

  1. gobble up
  2. Gobble Hole
  3. to gobble up

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gobble

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Google previewThe Cervantean Heritage (2009)

Reception and Influence of Cervantes in Britain by J. A. G. Ardila

Greaves's confrontation with the hideous Justice Gobble is the most salient case. The point is not to transcend the law but to return it to its proper functioning as a protector of the interests of ordinary citizens against the powerful. Greaves ...

Google previewBirds of Mississippi (1999)

by William H. Turcotte, David L. Watts

The gobble is the territorial claim and advertisement notice of the adult male, and occasionally it is imitated by the year- old jakes.

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Representative Men of Chicago, Iowa and the World's Columbian Exposition (1893)

Gobble is a most prominent member of the Democratic party in the Hawkeye State, and stands high in its councils.

Google previewAmalgamated Sheet Metal Workers' Journal (1919)

Transgressive Grief When in Rome do as the Romans do and when in Turkey don't forget to gobble is the sage admonition of experience taught travelers ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

E - P by Hensleigh Wedgwood

To Gobble, Gob, Gobbet. To gobble is to eat voraciously, from the noise of liquids pouring down the throat, as E. guttle, guzzle, Fr. godailler, gogaille, from other representations of the same sound.

Google previewA Dictionary, English and Sindhi (1849)

by George Stack

Gobble. up. A Goblet. 5!re Bowl. God (JlfaAomedon). j, (Hindoo) in) speGod forbid, God grant, God guard you God knows ! A Goddess. £ft. Godly (pious q. ».) Going and Coming, Gold. )3R. Cloth of Gold. Gold leaf. Mr. Of Gold (icori).

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Gobble (American), to gobble up or devour is a well-known Eng- lish word. In the United States gobbling is often specially applied to the purchase of smaller or rival railroads, insurance companies, &c. by wealthier or shrewder rivals.

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Gobble (American), to gobble ap or devour is a well-known English word. In the United States gobbling is often specially applied to the purchase of smaller or rival railroads, insurance companies, &c., by wealthier or shrewder rivals.

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

gobble, obs.

Google previewThe Reporter's Dictionary (1864)

Based on Phonography by Alexis E. Marshall

Gobble,. b,. bl. ' ' Go-between bt wn. Goblet,.

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Usage statistics about gobble

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb gobble:

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Quotes about Gobble

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. (Socrates)
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Scrabble value of G2O1B3B3L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GOBBLE

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