goober

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goober pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Throughout the South, peanuts were known as "Monkey Nuts," and "Goober peas," before the civil war
    • n Goober A peanut.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1992, Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, better known to country music fans as singer/comedienne Minnie Pearl, was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President George Bush. In 1994, Minnie became the first woman to be inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. She was too frail and sick to attend the ceremony, and so good friend and comedian George Lindsey ("Goober") accepted the award for her. She died in 1996 at age 83.
    • n goober The peanut, Arachis hypogœa. Also spelled gouber.
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Usage

In literature:

They give old people potato patches and let the children have goober rows.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
We had goobers and a chestnut grove.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
I'd say, 'Bring me some goobers, or a doll, or some stick candy, or anything.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Have a wash pot full of molasses candy to pull and all the goobers we could eat.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Miss Frankie parched big pans of goobers when it was cold or raining.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It is a dandy; the goobers on it are as thick as beads on a strand, and already as big as your thumb.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
In some places down South peanuts are called 'goobers.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
For a long time Hep has been in love with Clarissa Goober, the daughter of Pop Goober, who made millions out of the Flower-pot Trust.
"You Should Worry Says John Henry" by George V. Hobart
It was directly afterwards that Robin quits Goober so sudden.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
You ain' hut er mite, honey, 'n' you's still got de goober fer de squirl.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Their leaders had not been among them yet, and the "Goobers" were entirely at sea.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
I went to the show ground and I seed 'em buyin' goobers and popcorn.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Ain't got but sixty, an' I needs a dime fo' goobers does I lose.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Now you can just empty out every single goober shell you've put in an' fill up square.
"A Sunny Little Lass" by Evelyn Raymond
Yo' 'low dat goobers grow in dish yer kentry, Mas'r Ralph?
"Two Wyoming Girls and Their Homestead Claim" by Carrie L. Marshall
Down, Goober, down, boy!
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
The "goober," or peanut, is the special crop of this part of Virginia and Carolina.
"America, Volume I (of 6)" by Joel Cook
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In news:

George Lindsey, Andy Griffith's Goober Pyle, dies at 83.
George Lindsey, Andy Griffith Show's Goober Pyle, Dies at 83.
George Lindsey, Known as Goober Pyle, Dies.
NASHVILLE — George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on The Andy Griffith Show and Hee Haw, has died.
Lindsey, who portrayed Goober in the television series "The Andy Griffith Show", has died, Sunday, May 6, 2012.
"Andy Griffith Show's" Goober Gone.
When I asked myself that question, I realized how big an influence the actor who played Goober on 'The Andy Griffith Show' was on my childhood.
George Lindsey remembered as 'Goober' on TV's 'Andy Griffith Show' & 'Hee Haw '.
George Lindsey added a new nickname to the vernacular: Goober.
George Lindsey remembered as 'Goober' on TV's 'Andy Griffith Show' & ' Hee Haw'.
George Lindsey remembered as 'Goober' on TV's 'Andy Griffith Show' & 'Hee Haw'.
Andy Griffith remembers George "Goober" Lindsey, Alabama-born TV star (photos).
0 Andy Griffith in the episode called "Goober Makes History".
George Lindsey, the Alabama-born actor and comedian best known for playing the good-natured if none-too-bright gas station attendant Goober on three television series, died on Sunday in Nashville.
Actor George Lindsey, "Goober Pyle ," dies at 83.
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