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coom

or coomb

[ koom ]

noun

, Chiefly Scot. and North England.
  1. soot; coal dust; smut.
  2. dust, especially sawdust or dust from a gristmill.
  3. grease from bearings, axles, etc.


coom

/ kuːm /

noun

  1. dialect.
    waste material, such as dust from coal, grease from axles, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coom1

First recorded in 1580–90; variant of culm 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of coom1

C16 (meaning: soot): probably a variant of culm 1

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Example Sentences

Mester Grace too,—he coom to see me an' I axt him questions.

I coom here to-neet a purpose, an' this is what I've getten to say.

Sophy talks shockingly broad; she says, “Aw wanted him to coom, boot he would not.”

Coom'th over me as the spring do, though I be naigh three score.

Arl the news coom from them nowadays, instead of from here, as her ought to do.

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