gobbler 1[gob-ler] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a male turkey.

Origin of gobbler 1First recorded in 1730–40; gobble2 + -er1 gobbler 2[gob-ler] noun

  1. a person or thing that gobbles or consumes voraciously or quickly: a gobbler of science fiction.

Origin of gobbler 2First recorded in 1745–55; gobble1 + -er1 Examples from the Web for gobbler Historical Examples of gobbler

  • It was the head and neck of his own Turkey Gobbler, and that was all he got for his pains.

    Johnny Bear

    E. T. Seton

  • “We can send the gobbler home and keep the two hens,” said Fred.

    The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • It was a gobbler, I tell you, that was nearly as big as a giraffe.

    Christmas Every Day and Other Stories

    W. D. Howells

  • Suiting the action to the word, he raised his musket and shot the gobbler.

    Stories Of Georgia

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • And that gobbler is the only friend I have in the world except you.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • British Dictionary definitions for gobbler gobbler noun

    1. informal a male turkey

    Word Origin and History for gobbler n.

    1737, “turkey cock,” agent noun from gobble (v.2). As “one who eats greedily” 1755, from gobble (v.1).

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