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[goh-mer] /ˈgoʊ mər/
noun, Slang.
an undesirable hospital patient.
an enemy aviator, especially in a dogfight.
Origin of gomer
1965-70; of disputed orig. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  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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get out of my emergency room
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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gomer in the Bible

complete; vanishing. (1.) The daughter of Diblaim, who (probably in vision only) became the wife of Hosea (1:3). (2.) The eldest son of Japheth, and father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah (Gen. 10:2, 3), whose descendants formed the principal branch of the population of South-eastern Europe. He is generally regarded as the ancestor of the Celtae and the Cimmerii, who in early times settled to the north of the Black Sea, and gave their name to the Crimea, the ancient Chersonesus Taurica. Traces of their presence are found in the names Cimmerian Bosphorus, Cimmerian Isthmus, etc. In the seventh century B.C. they were driven out of their original seat by the Scythians, and overran western Asia Minor, whence they were afterwards expelled. They subsequently reappear in the times of the Romans as the Cimbri of the north and west of Europe, whence they crossed to the British Isles, where their descendants are still found in the Gaels and Cymry. Thus the whole Celtic race may be regarded as descended from Gomer.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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