One who credulously accepts all news, however improbable or absurd.
From French, gobe-mouches (from gober to swallow + mouche fly) flycatcher (bird and plant), credulous person.
Use In Literature
1818 E. Blaquiere tr. Sig. Pananti 52 Such a representation the gobes mouches of Florence might have readily magnified into a change of religion.
By the gobemouche expression on my colleague's face, he still hadn't realised that I wasn't actually quite telling the truth when I said 'gobemouche' wasn't in the dictionary. Gullible still was, though!