Green’s Dictionary of Slang

gobble v.1

[SE gobble, to eat food greedily]

1. (US) to grab, to steal, to apprehend.

[US]J. Neal Brother Jonathan III 144: He [...] sprang up – gobbled on the clothes, half military, half civil, as they were.
[US]Gallinipper Dec. in Hall (1856) 228: Alas! how dearly for the fun they paid, / Whom the Profs gobbled, and the Tutors too.
[US]B.H. Hall College Words (rev. edn) 228: gobble [...] to seize; to lay hold of; to appropriate; nearly the same as to collar.
[UK]Dundee Courier 27 July 3/1: In the Federal army a man who is captured is described as being ‘snavelled’ or ‘gobbled’.
[UK]Vanity Fair (UK) Oct. 310/2: Since Dr. Mackay’s book was published, the slang phrases and peculiar expressions of this country have multiplied, many of which became popular during the war – we need mention only three or four of these [...] gobble (to take prisoners), secesh, etc.
[US]Caldwell Post 9 Sept. in Miller & Snell Why the West was Wild 249: Offenders have generally been ‘gobbled’.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 22 Aug. 4/2: With Mr. Service offering gun-boats for clearing the Red Sea littoral, Sir Thomas M’Ilwraith gobbling Pacific islands, and Sir Alexander Stuart writing ‘pigeon’ English, the British public may rest assured that its honour and interests are safe in Australian hands.
[UK]Sporting Times 22 Mar. 1/4: There is woe at the Licentious Wittlers’ Asylum, where they’ve burgled the chapel, gobbled the collection boxes and all the ecclesiastical wine.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 6 Sept. 16/3: Out of the six adjoining stations, two had been gobbled by banks and their owner-managers kicked out, as bare of cash we were the runs of grass.
[US]Jackson & Hellyer Vocab. Criminal Sl. 38: gobbled [...] Arrested.
[US]K.C. Times 23 Oct. n.p.: His oldest son [...] was captured by a school ma’am. No sooner was his second son of marriageable age than a school ma’am gobbled him [DA].
[US]H.S. Thompson letter 7 Feb. in Proud Highway (1997) 317: Gobbling my funds.

2. (also gobble off) to fellate; thus gobbling n., fellatio [play on eat v. (4)].

[US] in G. Legman Limerick (1953) 80: He tracked his man down / To the heart of the town, / And gobbled him off in the duomo.
[US] ‘Jesse James in “Might”’ [comic strip] in B. Adelman Tijuana Bibles (1997) 116: Gobble that thin good and I might give you something else.
[US]G. Legman ‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry Sex Variants.
[US]C. Himes ‘Friends’ Coll. Stories (1990) 270: Rat! Crawlin’ ’round here with his clothes off tryna find a stiff to gobble.
‘Shagging Matilda’ in B. Tate Bastard from the Bush (1982) 42: Down came three troopers, showing off their thoroughbreds; / Up jumped Matilda and gobbled them with glee. / Now their cocks are covered in pox / ’Cause they shoved it up her sloppy box – / Who’ll come a-shagging Matilda with me?
[UK]S. Berkoff Decadence in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 19: How simply fab divine and rare to gobble the waiter with your husband lying there.
[UK]M. Amis London Fields 272: ‘Dirty?’ said Guy. ‘Yeah. You know. Like gobbling and that.’.
[UK]K. Sampson Powder 61: He clutched her ears as she gobbled.
[US]T. Udo Vatican Bloodbath 80: I’m a goddam fucken cocksucking, shit stabbing, jism-gobbling hard-core homofuckensexual.
[UK] (ref. to 1960s) in Baker & Stanley Hello Sailor! 109: When the fellas were sleeping she’d go round and lift the sheets and give them a blow job, and that was called a phantom gobbler.
[UK]Observer 6 Mar. [Internet] The voracious Bill Clinton, who gobbled cheeseburgers and was gobbled in turn by Monica Lewinsky.

In compounds

In phrases

gobble the goo (v.) (also gobble the gook, ...goop, ...goose, ...gravy) [goo n.1 (1)/gook n.4 (1)/goop n.2 (1)/SE goose/gravy n. (1b)]

(orig. US) to fellate.

[US]M.B. Cary Jr ‘Mlle from Armentieres’ [lyrics] Oh, Mademoiselle from Niedermendig / Gobbled the Goop for fünfzehn pfennig.
[US]‘J.M. Hall’ Anecdota Americana 177: ‘Eat fur pie’ [...] otherwise known as ‘Cleaning the kitchen,’ ‘Gobbling the gravy,’ ‘Getting down on it,’ scientifically cunnilingus.
[US]G. Legman ‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry Sex Variants.
[US]Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 19: gobble the goo (v.): The practice of fellation. ‘Goo’ refers to viscid semen. One who does this is a gobbledegoo gobbler (slang), although this latter is derogatory.
[US](con. 1940s) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 224: She got right down [...] me layin back in the seat and gobbled the goop.
[US]C. Loken Come Monday Morning 55: Who was gobblin’ my gook three seconds after we heard Bernice slam the back door?
[US](con. 1910s) F.M. Davis Livin’ the Blues 36: We all knew what happened when a person ‘gobbled the goo’.
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