Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See peanut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A peanut.
  • n. A foolish, simple, or amusingly silly person.
  • n. penis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A peanut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The peanut, Arachis hypogœa. Also spelled gouber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms

Etymologies

Of Bantu origin; akin to Kongo or Kimbundu n-guba.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Kongo nguba ("peanut"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Sitting by the roadside on a summer's day
    Chatting with my mess-mates, passing time away
    Lying in the shadows underneath the trees
    Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas.

    Peas, peas, peas, peas
    Eating goober peas
    Goodness, how delicious,
    Eating goober peas.

    October 2, 2007

  • When I think of this word I think of the American Civil War.

    There is a Confederate (Virginian) song that is all about goobers ... well, goober PEAS.

    Which, by the way, are actually peanuts.

    October 2, 2007