gobbet
noun Etymology: Middle English gobet, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century 1. a piece or portion (as of meat) 2. lump, mass 3. a small fragment or extract <
a gobbet of information
>
4. a small quantity of liquid ; drop

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gobbet — Gob bet, n. [OE. & F. gobet. See 2d {Gob}.] A mouthful; a lump; a small piece. Spenser. [1913 Webster] [He] had broken the stocks to small gobbets. Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gobbet — Gob bet, v. t. To swallow greedily; to swallow in gobbets. [Low] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gobbet — (n.) late 13c., a fragment, from O.Fr. gobet piece, mouthful, dim. of gobe (see GOB (Cf. gob)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gobbet — ► NOUN ▪ a piece or lump of flesh, food, or other matter. ORIGIN Old French gobet little lump or mouthful …   English terms dictionary

  • gobbet — [gäb′it] n. [ME gobet, small piece < OFr mouthful, prob. < Gaul * gobbo , mouth] Now Rare 1. a fragment or bit, esp. of raw flesh 2. a lump; chunk; mass 3. a mouthful …   English World dictionary

  • gobbet — [[t]gɒ̱bɪt[/t]] gobbets 1) N COUNT A gobbet of something soft, especially food, is a small lump or piece of it. ...gobbets of meat. 2) N COUNT A gobbet of information is a small piece of it …   English dictionary

  • gobbet — UK [ˈɡɒbɪt] / US [ˈɡɑbət] noun [countable] Word forms gobbet : singular gobbet plural gobbets a small piece of something soft …   English dictionary

  • Gobbet — A gobbet is an extract of text, or image, provided as a context for analysis, translation or discussion in an examination. The Oxford English Dictionary contains no references to gobbets before 1912. [ [http://www.cf.ac.uk/hisar/people/kw/gobbets …   Wikipedia

  • Gobbet — This unusual and interesting name is one of the variant forms of the surname created from the medieval given name are mixed; the ultimate origin is Germanic, from the Old German Godebert , composed of the elements god , good, or god, with berht …   Surnames reference

  • gobbet — /ˈgɒbət/ (say gobuht) noun 1. a fragment or hunk, especially of raw flesh: *A gobbet of flesh still dangled from the hooked beak. –rodney hall, 1987. 2. an extract from a text, selected for a particular reason as for a translation exercise.… …   Australian English dictionary

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