gobbet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gobet, from Middle French gobet (mouthful, piece)[1]. See gober.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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gobbet (plural gobbets)

  1. a quantity of liquid, often in a sticky blotch
  2. a lump or chunk of something, especially of raw meat
    • (Can we date this quote?) Wyclif
      [He] had broken the stocks to small gobbets.
  3. an extract of text, or image (especially a quotation), provided as a context for analysis, translation or discussion in an examination.

Verb[edit]

gobbet (third-person singular simple present gobbets, present participle gobbeting, simple past and past participle gobbeted)

  1. (transitive) To splash with small quantities of liquid; to spatter.
  2. (transitive) To swallow greedily; to swallow in gobbets.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of L'Estrange to this entry?)

References[edit]

  1. ^ “gobbet” in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.