Definition of gobby in English:


adjectivegobbier, gobbiest

  • (of a person) tending to talk too loudly and in a blunt or opinionated way.

    ‘a gobby Glaswegian’
    • ‘Ginger and Scary were too gobby by far for most male tastes.’
    • ‘But then, in true Manc fashion, a gobby girl behind him shouted "Excuse me!"’
    • ‘My personality contains many ancestral traits, though now expressed in a cockney accent: I am gobby and sentimental.’
    • ‘Some gobby kid had just ruined the mood!’
    • ‘At convent school, I was always untidy and gobby and got everything wrong.’
    • ‘They're sexy, they're gobby, they're pithy, they tell it like it is.’
    • ‘They did, however, get on well with the band, especially gobby bass player Nicky Wire.’
    • ‘Rees, a rugby nut, probably noticed that the larger-than-life, if gobby, pupil was developing a talent for sport.’
    • ‘The laddie from The Lakes is known as a gobby upstart with a taste for the grim things in life.’
    • ‘Their place in the pop tradition is I think affirmed, as is the fact that they were great songwriters, unlike many of their gobby peers.’
    • ‘Maybe it's the juxtaposition of gobby punk attitude alongside such a slavishly swotty excavation of rock'n'roll mythology that attracted attention.’
    • ‘But that didn't work - I instinctively chose the gobby lunatics, with the intention of making myself feel moderate, sensible and lovely.’
    • ‘Didn't help himself with his gobby nonsense at Trent Bridge and is learning that Test cricket is a tough school.’
    • ‘Craig was gobby with plenty of people but then smaller lads generally are.’
    • ‘He might have been slightly gobby, but is that what you get for being gobby now a good beating?’
    • ‘For those of you who don't know the gobby Glaswegian here he is at his finest moment.’
    • ‘I hope they either get back together or he resumes his normal obnoxious and gobby rantings soon.’
    • ‘While Goody did not win Big Brother 3, she was in the house long enough for her gobby nature and malapropisms to generate public affection.’
    • ‘He was ranting at the Porto manager, refusing to shake hands and shouting with that hideous gobby bit of chewing gum bobbling all over my nice widescreen.’
    talkative, loquacious, voluble, verbose, long-winded, chatty, chattery, chattering, gossipy, gossiping, babbling, blathering, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing, effusive, expansive, forthcoming, conversational, communicative
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