gubbins

gubbins
fish offal. Also spelled gubbings

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • gubbins — ► PLURAL NOUN Brit. informal 1) (treated as sing. or pl. ) miscellaneous items; paraphernalia. 2) (treated as sing. ) a gadget. ORIGIN originally in the sense «fragments»: from obsolete gobbon «piece, slice, gob», from Old French …   English terms dictionary

  • Gubbins — This unusual and interesting name has two possible origins, the first and most generally applicable being as a patronymic form of the medieval male given name Gibbin, itself a diminutive of Gibb, a common medieval pet form of the personal name… …   Surnames reference

  • gubbins — Used as a synonym for something when you can t remember the right word. Hey, where d you put the..um..you know..er..the erm...the gubbins? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • gubbins — Used as a synonym for something when you can t remember the right word. Hey, where d you put the..um..you know..er..the erm...the gubbins? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • gubbins — Noun. Paraphernalia, miscellaneous items. E.g. The inside of the television was full of gubbins, so I left the expert to fix it. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • gubbins — /ˈgʌbənz/ (say gubuhnz) noun Colloquial 1. a foolish person. 2. (an ironic form of address for oneself, as a foolish person): and gubbins here is deceived every time. 3. a. (often used humorously in place of the usual or precise name) a device;… …  

  • Gubbins band — The Gubbins band was a group of footpads, sheep stealers, beggars, cutpurses, cut throats and highwaymen who inhabited the area around Lydford in Devon around the time of the English Civil War. Their leader, one Roger Rowle, has been variously… …   Wikipedia

  • gubbins — noun /ˈɡʌb.ɪnz/ Assorted stuff, especially if of little value …   Wiktionary

  • gubbins — n. (British) odds and ends; thing of little value; gadget …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gubbins — plural noun Brit. informal [treated as sing. or plural] miscellaneous items; paraphernalia. ↘[treated as sing.] a gadget. Origin C16 (in the sense fragments ): from obs. gobbon piece, slice, gob , from OFr.; prob. related to gobbet …   English new terms dictionary

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