It is astounding with what ease people are gulled by the plausible representations of an adventurous schemer.
He is gulled into the belief that Mrs. Ford expects him again.
Caulincourt, Macdonald, and the rest of the marshals, have been cheated and gulled by him in the most shameful manner.
His imagination, which had led him on so bravely, gulled him sometimes when it came to details.
This isn't Palestine to be gulled by such things, and we live in a scientific era.
He was laughed at by one half of the Neighbours, and despised and gulled by the other.
It gets me to see how that man is gulled, and he such a clear-headed, sane sort!
There are things about which universal sentiment is not to be gulled.
But, for one thing, the deceit was practised by a master hand, and might have gulled an angel.
The one man who approached me with respect I gulled and cheated.
shore bird, early 15c. (in a cook book), probably from Brythonic Celtic, cf. Welsh gwylan "gull," Cornish guilan, Breton goelann; all from Old Celtic *voilenno-. Replaced Old English mæw (see mew (n.1)).
cant term for "dupe, sucker, credulous person," 1590s, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from verb meaning "to dupe, cheat" (1540s), earlier "to swallow" (1520s), ultimately from gull "throat, gullet" (early 15c.); see gullet. Or it is perhaps from (or influenced by) the bird (see gull (n.1)); in either case with a sense of "someone who will swallow anything thrown at him." Another possibility is Middle English dialectal gull "newly hatched bird" (late 14c.), which is perhaps from Old Norse golr "yellow," from the hue of its down.