Main definitions of gobbler in US English:

: gobbler1gobbler2

gobbler1

noun

  • A person who eats greedily and noisily.

    • ‘The report, though, was inspired, becoming increasingly surreal as different types of music were played to the poor gobblers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

gobbler

/ˈɡäb(ə)lər//ˈɡɑb(ə)lər/

Main definitions of gobbler in US English:

: gobbler1gobbler2

gobbler2

noun

North American
informal
  • A turkey cock.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Although wild turkey gobblers can fly well, they prefer not to.’
    • ‘Turkey calls are a must-stock item for turkey hunters who are always looking for new calls to draw in gobblers.’
    • ‘And turkey hunters are not shy about parting with their money in pursuit of gobblers.’
    • ‘But they never had hunted Rio Grande gobblers in Texas.’
    • ‘Male turkeys are sometimes called gobblers, which makes sense because they gobble.’
    • ‘One banded turkey hen lived at least 8 & ½ years and one gobbler lived 12 & ½ years.’
    • ‘When they spotted wild turkeys in the New World, William could not resist bringing a few of the gobblers back.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The gobblers will be honorary grand marshals at Disneyland's Thanksgiving Day Parade.’
    • ‘Telepathic Turkey, a multicolored painting that suggests a large gobbler's brain scan, utilizes a variety of methods for filling in the grid.’
    • ‘Heard a gobbler just about daybreak - that's all I can show for the morning.’
    • ‘Sure enough when we got to the clearing, it was full of gobblers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Breeds such as American Bronzes and Bourbon Reds are the direct descendants of the first domesticated gobblers found in America.’
    • ‘Specialty vocal calls imitate sounds that dominant gobblers make, such as spitting, drumming and fighting purrs.’
    • ‘While designed for chasing gobblers, it's versatile enough for many hunting pursuits.’
    • ‘There are plenty of human-interest stories and recipes, plus the obligatory tales of gobblers that encounter or evade the guillotine.’
    • ‘And a gobbler not in the company of hens is a gobbler looking for hens.’
    • ‘After gazing on the gobblers for a while, we tore ourselves away to pursue our quest.’

Pronunciation

gobbler

/ˈɡäb(ə)lər//ˈɡɑb(ə)lər/