flob

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain; possibly imitative.

Noun[edit]

flob (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, slang) Spittle or phlegm, especially a piece of spittle or phlegm that has been spat out.

Verb[edit]

flob (third-person singular simple present flobs, present participle flobbing, simple past and past participle flobbed)

  1. (Britain, slang) To spit or to gob.
    • 2010, Charlie Brooker, The Guardian, 27 Sep 2010:
      I pointed out that they both looked equally unhappy, and that he was essentially kicking himself. He contemplated this for a moment, then flobbed at me and kicked the weakling slightly harder.

References[edit]

  • OED 2006

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably an alteration of flop.

Verb[edit]

flob (third-person singular simple present flobs, present participle flobbing, simple past and past participle flobbed)

  1. To flop; to move or behave in a loose or uncoordinated way.