chobble

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English

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Etymology 1

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Perhaps a Blend of chew +‎ gobble but perhaps instead from chop +‎ -le (early modern English frequentative suffix)(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb

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chobble (third-person singular simple present chobbles, present participle chobbling, simple past and past participle chobbled)

  1. (Midlands, Yorkshire) To chew into small pieces.
    • 1897, Hamilton Kingsford, Vigornian Monologues: A Series of Papers in Illustration of the Dialect of Worcestershire, Berrow's Worcester Journal Company, page 12:
      An’ I gets m’ pig ’ome, an’ ’e sims to turn out copital; ’e be sich a despret good cratcher, doan’t kip suckin’ an’ quiddlin’ at ’is fittle, but a chobbles it up like.
    • 2000, Roy Holland, Just a Bit Touched: Tales of Perspective, Writers Club Press, →ISBN, page 3:
      “Can’t get used to the damn things,” he says. “Easier to chobble away like this.”
    • 2013, Geoffrey Hill, edited by Kenneth Haynes, Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012, Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 368:
      [] / Chaos ordains. But to what depth? Some demon / chobbles its rap-cassette, spits out / pathetic dreadlocks. []

Etymology 2

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Noun

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chobble (countable and uncountable, plural chobbles)

  1. (nonstandard, pronunciation spelling) Alternative form of trouble
    • 2013, Jack Teeter, chapter 7, in Billie the Kid:
      “If ya give me chobble, mon, I gwann hang up!” he threatens.

Verb

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chobble (third-person singular simple present chobbles, present participle chobbling, simple past and past participle chobbled)

  1. (nonstandard, pronunciation spelling) Alternative form of trouble
    • 2010, Prince S. Garrett, Blood on Babywipes, page 248:
      “Lissin mon, dunt chobble mi wit some ear-sey ‘bout wha yuh tink appen ta mi pickni an mi coac.”