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

  • n. A piece or chunk, especially of raw meat.
  • n. A bit or morsel: a diary containing gobbets of useful information.
  • n. A small amount of liquid; a drop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a quantity of liquid, often in a sticky blotch
  • n. a lump or chunk of something, especially of raw meat
  • n. an extract of text, or image (especially a quotation), provided as a context for analysis, translation or discussion in an examination.
  • v. To splash with small quantities of liquid; to spatter.
  • v. To swallow greedily; to swallow in gobbets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mouthful; a lump; a small piece.
  • transitive v. To swallow greedily; to swallow in gobbets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mouthful; a morsel; a lump; apart; a fragment; apiece.
  • n. A block of stone.
  • To swallow in large masses or mouthfuls; gobble.
  • To gut (fish).

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

  • n. a lump or chunk of raw meat


Middle English gobet, from Old French, diminutive of gobe, mouthful; see gob1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English gobet, from Middle French gobet ("mouthful, piece"). (Wiktionary)



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  • He was still on his knees, propped up by the javelin, arms hanging inert, eyes half-closed, a thickened gobbet of dark blood hanging from his open mouth. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 30, 2012