What does gobble mean?

Definitions for gobble
ˈgɒb əlgob·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gobble(verb)

    the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock

  2. gobble, bolt(verb)

    eat hastily without proper chewing

    "Don't bolt your food!"

  3. gobble(verb)

    make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys


  1. gobble(Noun)

    The sound of a turkey.

    Etymology: Onomatopoetic of the sound from a turkey.

  2. gobble(Noun)

    fellatio; blowjob

    Etymology: Onomatopoetic of the sound from a turkey.

  3. gobble(Verb)

    To make the sound of a turkey.

    Etymology: Onomatopoetic of the sound from a turkey.

  4. gobble(Verb)

    To eat hastily or greedily; to scoff. Often used with up

    He gobbled four hot dogs in three minutes.

    Etymology: Onomatopoetic of the sound from a turkey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gobble(verb)

    to swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp

    Etymology: [Freq. of 2d gob.]

  2. Gobble(verb)

    to utter (a sound) like a turkey cock

    Etymology: [Freq. of 2d gob.]

  3. Gobble(verb)

    to eat greedily

    Etymology: [Freq. of 2d gob.]

  4. Gobble(verb)

    to make a noise like that of a turkey cock

    Etymology: [Freq. of 2d gob.]

  5. Gobble(noun)

    a noise made in the throat

    Etymology: [Freq. of 2d gob.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gobble

    gob′l, v.t. to swallow in lumps: to swallow hastily.—v.i. to make a noise in the throat, as a turkey.—n. (golf) a rapid straight putt so strongly played that if the ball had not gone into the hole, it would have gone a long way past.—n. Gobb′ler, a turkey-cock. [O. Fr. gober, to devour; Celt.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. gobble

    1. To consume, usu.: used with ‘up’. “The output spy gobbles characters out of a tty output buffer.” 2. To obtain, usu.: used with ‘down’. “I guess I'll gobble down a copy of the documentation tomorrow.” See also snarf.


  1. Gobble

    Gobble is an online marketplace for home-cooked food. Local chefs may build a personal online storefront, and offer their meals to nearby families and companies. Currently in alpha mode, Gobble processes over 500 orders a month in the Bay Area. Founded in 2010, Gobble is based in Palo Alto, CA.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gobble in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gobble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of gobble in a Sentence

  1. Clive Lewis:

    Spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.

  2. Socrates:

    The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

  3. Socrates:

    Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

  4. Douglas MacArthur:

    The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

  5. John Gulledge:

    My greatest personal qualities I possessed during that time were my availability and eagerness to learn, i used to gobble up hours from other workers that had other plans or simply did not want to work.

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