gubbins


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gubbins

(ˈɡʌbɪnz)
n
1. (functioning as singular) an object of little or no value
2. (functioning as singular) a small device or gadget
3. (functioning as plural) odds and ends; litter or rubbish
4. (functioning as singular) a silly person
[C16 (meaning: fragments): from obsolete gobbon, probably related to gobbet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gubbins - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not knowngubbins - something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known; "she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket"; "there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"
stuff - miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"
Translations

gubbins

[ˈgʌbɪnz] N (Brit)
1. (= thing) → chisme m, cacharro m
2. (= silly person) → bobo/a m/f

gubbins

n (Brit dated inf, things) → Zeug nt (inf); (person) → Dussel m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Gubbins took her departure, still brimming over with hot wrath against the absent Hepzibah.
We knew we were in a flood zone," Michael Gubbins told Brokers Weekly.
One of our company's technical experts - a Romaniabased chap called Vladimir (or Vlad to his mates) - has recently been accessing our computers from afar to install some gubbins or other.
Gloucestershire's James Fuller, Leicestershire's Aadil Ali and Middlesex's Nick Gubbins were also punished after the last round of matches.
Molly Wilson and Bethany-Joy Gubbins, |of Birmingham Ormiston Academy, which held its prom at Fazeley Studios
The hosts lost opener Nick Gubbins but a partnership of 113 between Robson and Compton (50) rebuilt the innings.
TRIBUTES have filled social media after the body of missing student Brian Gubbins was found in the River Corrib yesterday.
You know it is January when you have taken down all the Christmas tree gubbins and the sky is as grey as lead piping" - Actor Richard E Grant.
Nick Gubbins did strike Penrhyn-Jones for six over deep backwardsquare but he became the first of two more catches for Mark Wallace behind the stumps off slow left-armer Dean Cosker, whose 10 overs only conceded 19 runs.
SHAMED Emmerdale actor Seamus Gubbins was quizzed over running a cannabis factory - two years after narrowly escaping jail for exactly the same offence.
Yet a container-load of the gubbins we have been using out there costs no more than pounds 12,000 to be transported by sea but up to pounds 30,000 to fly home.