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gobble n : the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock


1 eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!" [syn: bolt]
2 make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys

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Onomatopoetic of the sound from a turkey.



  1. To make the bird-sound of a turkey.
  2. To eat hastily or greedily; to scoff.
    He gobbled four hot dogs in three minutes.

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