gobble

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Onomatopoetic of the sound from a turkey.

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gobble (third-person singular simple present gobbles, present participle gobbling, simple past and past participle gobbled)

  1. To make the sound of a turkey.
    • Goldsmith
      He [] gobbles out a note of self-approbation.
  2. To eat hastily or greedily; to scoff. Often used with up
    He gobbled four hot dogs in three minutes.
    • Jonathan Swift
      supper gobbled up in haste

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Noun[edit]

gobble (plural gobbles)

  1. The sound of a turkey.
  2. (Scotland, slang, vulgar) fellatio; blowjob
    • 2009, Mandasue Heller, The Charmer
      Nowadays, he was lucky if his mam's auld drinking cronies gave him a gobble.

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