Main definitions of gobbler in English

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gobbler1

noun

  • A person who eats greedily and noisily.

    ‘filling his mouth with rice and peas, he really was a greedy gobbler’
    • ‘We had a go at backing up her files, and then when they all went off to Braintree I came home and checked my windows, which seem to be bone dry in the presence of the moisture gobblers.’
    • ‘For those still standing after the lunch, the five-course Christmas dinner will be sure to floor even the most hardcore turkey gobblers.’
    • ‘The stereotypical gobbler of romantic novels was the suburban housewife, who used fables on passionate love as an escape from the bored drudgery and emotional pragmatism of real life.’
    • ‘All the while the group is on the run from a band of hemoglobin gobblers led by Kit, a vicious flesh eater that wants to kill, kill, and kill some more.’
    • ‘The report, though, was inspired, becoming increasingly surreal as different types of music were played to the poor gobblers.’
    • ‘Food importation is, incidentally, the major gobbler of foreign exchange in any year that the country has to import.’
    • ‘He ate his scone rather slowly unlike the gobblers she was surrounded by.’

Pronunciation:

gobbler

/ˈɡɒblə/

Main definitions of gobbler in English

: gobbler1gobbler2

gobbler2

noun

North american
informal
  • A turkeycock.

    • ‘I can certainly see myself sitting in a blind in South Texas with the Marlin and this load waiting for at large gobbler to show himself.’
    • ‘There are plenty of human-interest stories and recipes, plus the obligatory tales of gobblers that encounter or evade the guillotine.’
    • ‘At the edge of an undeveloped patch of land we even managed to spot a magnificent turkey gobbler with his tail feathers spread in a massive fan, a visual treat in the middle of the city.’
    • ‘And a gobbler not in the company of hens is a gobbler looking for hens.’
    • ‘And turkey hunters are not shy about parting with their money in pursuit of gobblers.’
    • ‘Telepathic Turkey, a multicolored painting that suggests a large gobbler's brain scan, utilizes a variety of methods for filling in the grid.’
    • ‘While designed for chasing gobblers, it's versatile enough for many hunting pursuits.’
    • ‘When they spotted wild turkeys in the New World, William could not resist bringing a few of the gobblers back.’
    • ‘After gazing on the gobblers for a while, we tore ourselves away to pursue our quest.’
    • ‘The gobblers will be honorary grand marshals at Disneyland's Thanksgiving Day Parade.’
    • ‘One banded turkey hen lived at least 8 & ½ years and one gobbler lived 12 & ½ years.’
    • ‘Specialty vocal calls imitate sounds that dominant gobblers make, such as spitting, drumming and fighting purrs.’
    • ‘A long-bearded old turkey gobbler greeted me at the gate, and whitetails, axis deer and blackbuck could be seen ghosting through the meadows if you only looked.’
    • ‘But they never had hunted Rio Grande gobblers in Texas.’
    • ‘Heard a gobbler just about daybreak - that's all I can show for the morning.’
    • ‘Breeds such as American Bronzes and Bourbon Reds are the direct descendants of the first domesticated gobblers found in America.’
    • ‘Turkey calls are a must-stock item for turkey hunters who are always looking for new calls to draw in gobblers.’
    • ‘Sure enough when we got to the clearing, it was full of gobblers.’
    • ‘Male turkeys are sometimes called gobblers, which makes sense because they gobble.’
    • ‘Although wild turkey gobblers can fly well, they prefer not to.’

Pronunciation:

gobbler

/ˈɡɒblə/