Definitions

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  • n. A type of hard long-lasting candy, usually spherical in shape.

Etymologies

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gob + stopper

Examples

  • I now have images of Willy Wonka walking out of the factory and screaming, “And your next gobstopper is FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”

    The Brass Ticket

  • Note to Nestlé, a sweet cannot be called a gobstopper if after only two minutes in the mouth a chalky, chewable centre is revealed; it’s all about the hardness, the layers, the changing colours and flavours.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • By the time Chi's perky pop-reggae descends into an alarming grindie rock-out, you'll hate yourself for having liked it, but as she helpfully points out, "You should watch your lip/ Giving too much gyp/ You need a gobstopper baby".

    This week's new singles

  • Then, they may be safe, but a Senate aide notes: "Don't try to bite directly into any whole jawbreaker, gobstopper, jolly rancher, or for that matter, atomic fireball, before you soften it up, as it can damage your teeth."

    Atomic Fireball threat contained on the Hill

  • Liam had his first gobstopper, under the close supervision of his mother.

    Winter Bloom

  • So, if, whilst padding round in your hushpuppies on a tycoon's superyacht off the coast of, say, Montenegro, and a Russian Oligarch slips you a large brown envelope with US$ 500,000 to change the tariffs on, say, gobstopper imports, that is nobody's business but your own.

    Archive 2008-10-26

  • Wouldn't this be nice in gray flannel, with a choker of gobstopper-sized cloisonné beads?

    January 2009

  • All the same rules apply as with normal Golf – in that you use your stick to hit the gobstopper at the hole, or into your opponents face.

    SLACKERJACK – World Golf Tour

  • When they have gone, I examine my trawl: an acid drop, three mint imperials, two jelly babies, four squares of chocolate (milk), a gobstopper, several boiled sweets of assorted flavours and – joy of joys!

    Lord Bonkers' Diary

  • The fourth one looks suspiciously like the everlasting gobstopper from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    Creations That Might Possibly Be Representations of Turkeys

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  • Gobstoppers, known as jawbreakers in the United States, are a type of hard candy.

    January 22, 2008