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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡuːbə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡubɚ/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -uːbə(ɹ)
goober (plural goobers)
- (chiefly Southern US) A peanut.
- 1833 November 7, Louisville Public Advertiser:
- A few bags Gouber Pea, or Ground Pea
- 1834 May 24, Cherokee Phoenix, page 3:
- But he so seam I frade of he, I guess he steal my goober.
- (chiefly Southern US, dated slang) A Georgian or North Carolinian, particularly one from the pine forests of the Sandhills region.
- (chiefly US, childish slang) A foolish, simple, or amusingly silly person.
- 2012 August 5, Nathan Rabin, “The Simpsons (Classic): 'I Love Lisa'”, in A.V. Club:
- For Ralph, any encouragement is too much. When Lisa gives Ralph a valentine bearing that locomotive pun that so affected The Simpsons’ showrunner, Ralph misinterprets the gesture as a genuine display of romantic interest rather than a gesture of pity from a thoughtful young geek to a friendless goober.
- (fool): See Thesaurus:fool, Thesaurus:idiot, Thesaurus:ignoramus, and Thesaurus:mentally deficient person
- (slang, intransitive) To drool or dribble.
- (slang, transitive) To drip or slather; to apply a gooey substance to a surface.
- “goober”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
- “goober, n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1900.