September 20th, 2019

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Friday word: Gobemouche



Grandiloquent Word of the Day

Gobemouche [GOB-uh-MOOSH]
(n.)
- One who keeps their mouth open; a gullible, boorish oaf.
- One who believes everything he or she hears.
- A mouth breather.

From French (literally translates as a fly swallower) from “gober” (to gulp down, swallow)
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French “mouche” from Latin “musca” (fly).

Used in a sentence:

“Bransby was written up for tricking Pennington, the office gobemouche, into doing all of his work for him for over a month.”