gobshite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gob (mouth) +‎ shite (excrement).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gobshite (plural gobshites)

  1. (Ireland, UK, slang, moderately offensive) One who engages in nonsensical chatter or unwanted conversation.
    What's that gobshite talking about now?
  2. (Ireland, UK, slang, moderately offensive) A person of very poor judgment and unpleasant character.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The collective expression shower of gobshites ("group of idiots") is quite common in Ireland.

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