gobstopper

gobstopper
gob|stop|per [ `gab,stapər ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH
a JAWBREAKER

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  • Gobstopper — verschiedener Größen Der Gobstopper, in den USA als Jawbreaker (von engl. jaw = Kiefer, breaker von to break = brechen, also etwa Kieferbrecher) bekannt, ist eine sehr harte Süßigkeit. Gewöhnlich ist er rund mit einem Durchmesser von einem bis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gobstopper — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a large, hard spherical sweet …   English terms dictionary

  • Gobstopper — Gobstoppers, known as jawbreakers in Canada and the United States, are a type of hard candy. They are usually round, usually range from about 1 cm across to 3 cm across (though much bigger gobstoppers can sometimes be found in US candy stores, up …   Wikipedia

  • gobstopper — UK [ˈɡɒbˌstɒpə(r)] / US [ˈɡɑbˌstɑpər] noun [countable] Word forms gobstopper : singular gobstopper plural gobstoppers a large hard round sweet …   English dictionary

  • gobstopper — n (BrE infml) a large hard round sweet. Many gobstoppers change colour as they are sucked. They are popular with children. The name comes from gob, a British slang word for ‘mouth’. * * * …   Universalium

  • gobstopper — noun /ˈɡɒbˌstɒp.ə(ɹ)/ A type of hard long lasting candy, usually spherical in shape. Syn: jawbreaker …   Wiktionary

  • gobstopper — Cockney Rhyming Slang Chopper (Penis) …   English dialects glossary

  • gobstopper — n. (British) large and hard candy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gobstopper — noun chiefly Brit. a large, hard spherical sweet …   English new terms dictionary

  • gobstopper — noun (C) BrE a large round hard sweet; jawbreaker AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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