gopher gopher  /ˈɡoʊ fər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
  2. (n) a native or resident of Minnesota
  3. (n) any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
  4. (n) burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
  5. (n) burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America

Usage(s):

  1. Animal activists are protesting ATT's use of gophers.
  2. I've been avoiding comment on the stuffed-gopher museum in Torrington, Alberta.
  3. Both page programs trace their roots to 1829, when Senator Daniel Webster appointed a 9-year-old boy to be his personal gopher.

News

  1. Gopher Chalk Talk at Eagle Ridge

    Despite gray clouds and rain, a bus full of Golden Gopher coaches pulled into the Eagle Ridge Golf Course parking lot shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Grand Rapids Herald-Review

  2. Mac and Mac's Pick: The case of the missing gopher feet

    The University of Minnesota has the "golden gophers" as their team name. In Viola Minnesota, the residents have "Gopher Count Days"
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WEEK News 25 Central Illinois

  3. Gopher tortoise workshop set for July 9 in Fernandina Beach

    The latest in a series of regional workshops to discuss a revised gopher tortoise management plan and its permitting guidelines will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday July 9, at the Fort Clinch Visitor Center Community Room at 2601 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Florida Times-Union

Quotes

  1. The Corps can give communities 12 months to make corrections - sometimes it's just a matter of "filling gopher holes," Kinerney said.
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: Butch Kinerney Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Gopher basketball has been pretty sound," Smith said. "There's been some slippage, but you go through cycles. One of the reasons I came here was because I see the potential in Minnesota basketball and what it means to so many people. There's...
    on May 15, 2007 By: Tubby Smith Source: SI.com

  3. "We look forward to having Marqueis back with the Gopher football program soon," Brewster said.
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Tim Brewster Source: SuperPrep.com

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