One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A greedy person.‘all greedy gorbs will confirm there is always room for dessert’
- ‘Ever the gorb, I speared a neighbouring lamb chop and chewed down on a succulent morsel which was complemented with a minty gravy.’
- ‘Call me a greedy gorb, but I have never been a fan of ready meals due to their skimpy proportions.’
- ‘I do hope they announce which is limited before the pre-sale ends, greedy gorbs.’
- ‘You could have bread and butter, bread and jam, but never bread, butter and jam, which stigmatised you as a greedy gorb.’
- ‘It was a mighty fine fry which, for gorbs like me, proves a worthy but not unbeatable challenge.’
verb[with object]Northern Irish
Eat a large amount of (food) greedily.‘I am prone to gorbing the odd fresh cream bun’
- ‘Years of haggis gorbing convince me that a sound, middle-range claret is ideal.’
- ‘As a child I attended lodge social evenings to gorb cakes and whatever else remained on plates.’
- ‘They gorbed all their toffees and selection boxes and went back to bed.’
- ‘She's a well-built gal who goes gorbing through the fridge.’
- ‘I'd learned was not to run to Mum with a sore stomach as it would likely result in a sore bum ‘for gorbing yoursel’ on all them sweeties’.’
Mid 17th century: of unknown origin; perhaps related to gobble.
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