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or gomeral, gomeril

[gom-er-uh l] /ˈgɒm ər əl/
noun, Scot. and North England.
a fool.
Origin of gomerel
1805-15; obsolete gome man (Old English guma; cognate with Gothic guma, Latin homō) + -rel Unabridged
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  • Eden stared at her friend with the astonishment of a gomeril at a contortionist.

    Eden Edgar Saltus
  • Wasn't she the jewel of the world altogether, an' how could he ever have been such a gomeril as to doubt her?

    North, South and Over the Sea M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
British Dictionary definitions for gomeril


(Scot) a slow-witted or stupid person
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin
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