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gob 1

1. A small mass or lump.
2. often gobs Informal A large quantity: a gob of money; gobs of time.

[Middle English gobbe, probably from Old French gobe, mouthful, from gober, to gulp, of Celtic origin.]

gob 2

n. Slang
The mouth.

[Perhaps from Scottish and Irish Gaelic.]

gob 3

n. Slang
A sailor.

[Probably shortening of earlier gobshite, wad of expectorated chewing tobacco, sailor; see gobshite.]


1. a lump or chunk, esp of a soft substance
2. (often plural) informal a great quantity or amount
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining
a. waste material such as clay, shale, etc
b. a worked-out area in a mine often packed with this
4. (Ceramics) a lump of molten glass used to make a piece of glassware
5. informal a globule of spittle or saliva
vb, gobs, gobbing or gobbed
(intr) informal Brit to spit
[C14: from Old French gobe lump, from gober to gulp down; see gobbet]


(Military) slang US an enlisted ordinary seaman in the US Navy
[C20: of unknown origin]


(Anatomy) a slang word (esp Brit) for the mouth
[C16: perhaps from Gaelic gob]



1. a mass or lump.
2. gobs, Informal. a large quantity: gobs of money.
[1350–1400; Middle English gobbe, variant of gobet gobbet]



n. Slang.
a sailor.
[1910–15, Amer.; orig. uncertain]


 a large sum of money; a small quantity—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: gob of gold, 1566; of mercy, 1542; of money, 1542.


Past participle: gobbed
Gerund: gobbing

I gob
you gob
he/she/it gobs
we gob
you gob
they gob
I gobbed
you gobbed
he/she/it gobbed
we gobbed
you gobbed
they gobbed
Present Continuous
I am gobbing
you are gobbing
he/she/it is gobbing
we are gobbing
you are gobbing
they are gobbing
Present Perfect
I have gobbed
you have gobbed
he/she/it has gobbed
we have gobbed
you have gobbed
they have gobbed
Past Continuous
I was gobbing
you were gobbing
he/she/it was gobbing
we were gobbing
you were gobbing
they were gobbing
Past Perfect
I had gobbed
you had gobbed
he/she/it had gobbed
we had gobbed
you had gobbed
they had gobbed
I will gob
you will gob
he/she/it will gob
we will gob
you will gob
they will gob
Future Perfect
I will have gobbed
you will have gobbed
he/she/it will have gobbed
we will have gobbed
you will have gobbed
they will have gobbed
Future Continuous
I will be gobbing
you will be gobbing
he/she/it will be gobbing
we will be gobbing
you will be gobbing
they will be gobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gobbing
you have been gobbing
he/she/it has been gobbing
we have been gobbing
you have been gobbing
they have been gobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gobbing
you will have been gobbing
he/she/it will have been gobbing
we will have been gobbing
you will have been gobbing
they will have been gobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gobbing
you had been gobbing
he/she/it had been gobbing
we had been gobbing
you had been gobbing
they had been gobbing
I would gob
you would gob
he/she/it would gob
we would gob
you would gob
they would gob
Past Conditional
I would have gobbed
you would have gobbed
he/she/it would have gobbed
we would have gobbed
you would have gobbed
they would have gobbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gob - a man who serves as a sailorgob - a man who serves as a sailor  
able seaman, able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman - someone who operates a barge
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
2.gob - a lump of slimy stuff; "a gob of phlegm"
chunk, clod, glob, lump, clump, ball - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
3.gob - informal terms for the mouthgob - informal terms for the mouth  
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"


noun piece, lump, chunk, hunk, nugget, blob, wad, clod, wodge (Brit. informal) a gob of ice

gob 1

1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
2. Informal. An indeterminately great amount or number.Often used in plural:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, scad (often used in plural), slew, wad, zillion.

gob 2

Slang. The opening in the body through which food is ingested:
Slang: puss, trap.

gob 3

Slang. A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: salt, tar.


A. N
1. (= spit) → salivazo m
2. (Brit) (= mouth) → bocaza f
B. VT (Brit) → escupir
C. VI (Brit) → escupir


[ˈgɒb] n
(= mouth) (British)gueule f


n (= lump)Klumpen m; a gob of spit (inf)eine Ladung Spucke (inf)
vi (Brit inf) → spucken; to gob at somebodyjdn anspucken


n (Brit inf: = mouth) → Schnauze f (inf); shut your gob!halt die Schnauze! (inf)


n (dated US, sl, = sailor) → blauer Junge (inf), → Blaujacke f (inf)