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Gob   /gɑb/   Listen

A man who serves as a sailor.  Synonyms: Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar.
A lump of slimy stuff.
Informal terms for the mouth.  Synonyms: cakehole, hole, maw, trap, yap.

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"Gob" Quotes from Famous Books

... GAB, or GOB. The mouth. Gift of the gab; a facility of speech, nimble tongued eloquence. To blow the ...
— 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue • Captain Grose et al.

... watched the unloading with eager and experienced eyes. As Barney put it, "Makes me feel like some shipwrecked gob on a desert island when he sees ...
— Lost In The Air • Roy J. Snell

... is ane, callet Clement's Hob, Fra ilk puir wyfe reifis the wob, And all the lave, Quhatever they haife, The devil recave Thairfoir his gob. ...
— Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) • Walter Scott

... "my dear Pattieson, make too much use of the gob box; they patter too much (an elegant phraseology which Dick had learned while painting the scenes of an itinerant company of players); there is nothing in whole pages but mere ...
— Bride of Lammermoor • Sir Walter Scott

Words linked to "Gob" :   whaler, able-bodied seaman, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, steersman, ball, sailor, lighterman, mouth, deckhand, Britain, oral cavity, old salt, jack, tar, Great Britain, bo's'n, roustabout, U.K., helmsman, bosun, lump, trap, able seaman, bargeman, sea lawyer, bargee, bos'n, UK, oral fissure, clod, bo'sun, officer, mariner, ship's officer, chunk, rima oris, boatswain, crewman, steerer, United Kingdom, pilot, clump, glob

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