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gomerel

or gom·er·al, gom·er·il

[gom-er-uh l]
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noun Scot. and North England.
  1. a fool.

Origin of gomerel

1805–15; obsolete gome man (Old English guma; cognate with Gothic guma, Latin homō) + -rel
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Examples from the Web for gomeril

Historical Examples

  • 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

gomeril

noun
  1. Scot a slow-witted or stupid person

Word Origin

C19: of uncertain origin
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