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gob (2)

This page is about the slang term gob (2)

British and Australian English


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.


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