Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yokel; a bumpkin.
  • noun A foolish or silly person.
  • noun A gob of phlegm.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Southern U. S. A peanut.

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  • noun southern US A peanut.
  • noun slang A foolish, simple, or amusingly silly person.
  • noun southern US, euphemistic penis

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Of Bantu origin; akin to Kongo or Kimbundu n-guba.]

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From Kongo nguba ("peanut").

Examples

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  • 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

  • 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