gobbler

gobbler
Ⅰ.
gobble [1] VERB (often gobble up) 1) eat hurriedly and noisily. 2) use a large amount of (something) very quickly.
DERIVATIVES gobbler noun.
ORIGIN probably from GOB(Cf. ↑gob).
Ⅱ.
gobble [2] VERB (of a turkeycock) make a characteristic swallowing sound in the throat.
DERIVATIVES gobbler noun.
ORIGIN imitative, perhaps influenced by GOBBLE(Cf. ↑gobbler).

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  • Gobbler — Gob bler, n. A turkey cock; a bubbling Jock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gobbler — 1737, turkey cock, agent noun from GOBBLE (Cf. gobble) (2). As one who eats greedily 1755, from GOBBLE (Cf. gobble) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gobbler — [gäb′lər] n. [ GOBBL(E) + ER] a male turkey …   English World dictionary

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  • gobbler — gobbler1 /gob leuhr/, n. a male turkey. [1730 40; GOBBLE2 + ER1] gobbler2 /gob leuhr/, n. a person or thing that gobbles or consumes voraciously or quickly: a gobbler of science fiction. [1745 55; GOBBLE1 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Gobbler mincer — greetings: The gobbler mincer the season , or With the gobbler mincer the author …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • gobbler mincer — Australian Slang greetings: The gobbler mincer the season , or With the gobbler mincer the author …   English dialects glossary

  • gobbler's\ knob — A high hill, usually the most prominent in an area. They live in the old mansion up on gobbler s knob …   Dictionary of american slang

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