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gorm

[gawrm] /gɔrm/
verb (used with object), Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
gaum.

gaum

or gorm

[gawm, gahm] /gɔm, gɑm/
verb (used with object), Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
to smear or cover with a gummy, sticky substance (often followed by up):
My clothes were gaumed up from that axle grease.
Origin of gaum
1790-1800
1790-1800; also British dial.; of uncertain origin
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  • I got a heap o' cleanin' ter do—dem steps is all gormed up, dey's dat dirty.

    Kennedy Square F. Hopkinson Smith
  • If the house be in disorder it is said to be all gormed or gaumed up, or things are just in a mommick.

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
  • You see that streak there—that's all gormed up with something or other.

    Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris
  • You tip this ol' bufflehead into sea,' you said, 'an' gormed if I don't give 'ee a gould savrin.'

    Love Among the Chickens P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for gormed

gorm

/ˈɡɔːm/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a foolish person
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Word Origin and History for gormed

gorm

n.

"fool," 1912, perhaps from gormless.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gormed

gorm

verb

To eat voraciously

[1850+ Students; fr gormandize]

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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