gaum

[ gawm, gahm ]
/ gɔm, gɑm /

verb (used with object) Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

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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Also gorm [gawrm] /gɔrm/ .

Origin of gaum

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

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

    The Three Sapphires|W. A. Fraser
  • 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