The peanut proved very popular in Africa, and it was African slaves who brought the peanut to the southern United States. The term goober is derived from the Kongo word, nguba. The word goober is also used to mean a foolish person or a silly person.
goober. noun (2) Definition of goober (Entry 2 of 2) slang. : a naive, ignorant, or foolish person.
Goober is an informal name for a peanut. The peanut is sometimes also called the goober pea.
For those of you not in the know, goober peas are more than just peanuts. They're boiled peanuts, which a lot of Southerners lived on at the end of the Civil War, after they lost their farms and were cut off from the rail lines.
GOOBERS are made from premium freshly roasted peanuts generously covered in creamy Nestle milk chocolate.
"The ground pea of the South, or as it is sometimes called, the gouber or pindar pea," said one patent application in 1848. "The earthnut, groundnut, goober, pindar or peanut" is how the Department of Agriculture phrased it.
1 : peanut. 2 : groundnut sense 2a.
Word History: Most Southerners recognize the terms goober and goober pea as other names for the peanut. Goober originates among the Bantu languages and is akin to the word meaning "peanut" in the Kongo and Kimbundu languages, n-guba.
There's something goofy and ugly about those two voiced stops, that “oo” vowel, and that final syllabic retroflex “er.” Goober is a goofier name for a peanut (and sometimes for a booger); boggart and hobgoblin are bug-ugly beasties; bogeyman is menacing but perhaps more prone to going “Boo!” than to cutting you.
(dwēb) Slang. A person regarded as socially inept or foolish, often on account of being overly studious. [Origin unknown.]
If you call someone a dweeb, you are saying in a rather unkind way that you think they are stupid and weak.
(US, slang, pejorative) A boring, studious, or socially inept person.
What is another word for dweeb?
Antonyms & Near Antonyms for dweeb. hero, heroine, idol, role model.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary , the first known published use of “nerd” was in a 1951 article in Newsweek, which declared, “In Detroit, someone who once would be called a drip or a square is now, regrettably, a nerd.” The term then made its way into other publications; linguist Ben Zimmer reports that ...