Definition of gobstopper in English:


Line breaks: gob|stop¦per
Pronunciation: /ˈgɒbstɒpə


chiefly British
  • A large, hard spherical sweet.
    More example sentences
    • Some sweets are equipped with surprising visual and flavour effects: gobstoppers change colour when sucked, sherbet fizzes in the mouth, and bubble gum is as much about bubbles as sweetness.
    • Now, in theory at least, children could buy unlimited quantities of Spangles, gobstoppers and sweet cigarettes.
    • My lifelong enthusiasm for cheap sweets stems, I fancy, from the fact that, when I was in rompers, our allowance was only about four ounces of bullseyes and gobstoppers a week.

More definitions of gobstopper

Definition of gobstopper in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody