Definition of


  1. (noun, body) informal terms for the mouth
  2. (noun, group) a lump of slimy stuff
  3. (noun, person) a man who serves as a sailor

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Origin of the word Gob

  1. "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" (1928). more

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Words that sound like Gob

gaap, gab, gaba, gabby, gaff, gaffe, gap, gape, gas up, gasify, gasp, gavia, gawp, gazebo, gb, gbu-28, geb, ghb, gib, gibe, gip, give, give away, give off, give up

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