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gomer

[goh-mer] /ˈgoʊ mər/
noun, Slang.
1.
an undesirable hospital patient.
2.
an enemy aviator, especially in a dogfight.
Origin of gomer
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; of disputed orig.
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gomer

noun

  1. A patient needing extensive care; a vegetative comatose patient: We got a real gomer in from ICU yesterday/ He says the guy's a total gomer now (1960s+ Medical)
  2. A first-year Air Force Academy cadet, esp a clumsy trainee (1950s+)

[origin uncertain; medical sense said to be an acronym of ''get out of my emergency room'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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