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Knobgoblin

noun; blending
One who enjoys giving fellatio Insults tend to become made up on a whim, which is what likely happened with this word. There are two ways to think of how this word got formed with its current meaning, and both are through blends. The first part, knob, is the same for both of them, as knob is a slang term for the head of the penis, the glans. The second part, goblin, could be one of two things. Either it refers to the mythical creature, the goblin, which is known in many mythologies to eat men and steal away children (which parallels in some ways fellatio), or it is a clip of “Gobbling”, which means to eat messily. The second, although it seems to make more sense, would mean that this neologism is an adjective, but it is not. It is a noun, and so the former choice makes a little bit more sense, as a goblin is an actual thing, not a description or a verb. Regardless, this word is offensive, and is not used in a kind way except in certain homosexual circles. Since it is not composed of any taboo words, the connotation isn’t as bad as it could be, especially since it is fairly unheard of. It is doubtful that this word will every really catch on and become mainstream, as currently it seems to be popular among those who play a lot of video games.
 
No, that was some knobgoblin at gamestop.
Etymology : Blend of Knob + Goblin
Source : penny-arcade.com
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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