Marbles vs Garbles - What's the difference?

marbles | garbles |


As verbs the difference between marbles and garbles

is that marbles is (marble) while garbles is (garble).

As a noun marbles

is .

marbles

Noun

(head)
  • Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses, and marbles are among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.
  • (plural only) Any of several children's games played with small glass balls.
  • Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses, and marbles are among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.
  • (plural only, usually, in a limited number of expressions) Sanity.
  • Grandpa's lost his marbles , but at least he still recognizes us.
    Granny's still got all her marbles .
  • * 2012 , , Bloody Chester , First Second, ISBN 978-1-59643-100-3, p. 63:
  • —Her daddy's crazy. [...] Think she's looking for something?
    —Treasure, I expect. That or maybe her daddy's marbles .

    Derived terms

    * all one's marbles * lose one's marbles

    Verb

    (head)
  • (marble)
  • Anagrams

    *

    garbles

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (garble)

  • garble

    English

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dross or dirt; as, to garble spices.
  • To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
  • To make false by mutilation or addition
  • The editor garbled the story.

    Derived terms

    * garbley gook

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) refuse; rubbish
  • (Wolcott)
  • (obsolete) Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; garblings.
  • (Webster 1913)