gubbins pl (plural only)
- (obsolete) Fragments; parings; scraps (especially of fish).
1599, Nashe, Thomas, Nashe's Lenten Stuff:
- Hough, you hunger-starved gubbins or offals of men, how thrive you, how perish you?
- (Britain, informal) Assorted stuff, especially if of little value.
- (Britain, informal, treated as a singular noun) Silly person; fool. [from 20th c.]