gob (2)

British and Australian English

Meaning: to spit

For example:

  • When punk music started in England in the seventies, it was common for audience members to gob on band members, and vice versa.

  • People in China seem pretty relaxed about gobbing. They gob on the street whenever they feel like it.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

You might gob if you want to

a. show someone you like them

b. get rid of a bad taste in your mouth

c. keep fit and look healthy

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Contributor: Matt Errey