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or gorm

[gawm, gahm]
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.
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Origin of gaum

1790–1800; also British dial.; of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for gaum

Historical Examples of gaum

  • As to the ways of a bhut not even the priest at my village of Gaum could say aught.

    The Three Sapphires

    W. A. Fraser

  • Near my village, which is Gaum, one lived in the hills so close that he was called the 'Dweller at the Hearth.'