gobbledegoo

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gobbledegoo (uncountable)

  1. Rare spelling of gobbledygook.
    • 1946?: William A. Schwartz [ed.], The Limerick: 1700 Examples, with Notes, Variants and Index, page 286 (1967 publication; Greenleaf Classics)
      There was a young fellow of Alltree
      Whose parts were but puny and paltry,
      But he knew how to do
      A neat gobbledegoo
      [. . . . . . . . . . . cetera desunt]
    • 1951: University of Illinois Bureau of Educational Research, The Journal of Educational Research, volume 44, page 257 (Public School Publ. Co.)
      On the professional level —too much gobbledegoo.
    • 2009: Ira Robbins, Kick It Till It Breaks, page 348
      Last time I saw him he was doing some mystical Rasputin gobbledegoo in Hyde Park. Pathetic.