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gob·shite

 (gŏb′shīt′)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A person regarded as mean or contemptible.

[Perhaps ultimately from obsolete gobshite, wad of expectorated chewing tobacco or tobacco juice : gob + shite.]
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gobshite

(ˈɡɒbˌʃaɪt)
n
slang a stupid person
[C20: from gob3 + shite excrement; see shit]
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Translations

gobshite

[ˈgɒbʃaɪt] N (= idiot) → chulo/a m/f de mierda
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