Definition of gobdaw in English:

gobdaw

noun

Irish
informal
  • A foolish or pretentious person.

    • ‘And all the time fighting at sleep to make a mental note of gobdaws in the media and on county board/officialdom who don't know what they are taking about.’
    • ‘For instance, some gobdaw gets up and says it it not right to have people drinking on out streets and so we have by-laws covering what is or can be a very civilised practice.’
    • ‘Gubu Nation's 311 pages are filled with all manner of uniquely Irish weirdos, gobdaws, sleeveens, gombeens and yahoos.’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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Origin

1960s: of unknown origin; compare with Irish gabhdán gullible person.

Pronunciation:

gobdaw

/ˈɡɒbdɔː/