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adjective Chiefly British Informal.
  1. gormless.
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Origin of gaumless

1740–50; dial. (Scots, N England) gaum heed, attention (Middle English gome < Old Norse gaumr; akin to Gothic gaumjan to observe) + -less
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Historical Examples

  • Yon were gaumless words, and bitter did I rue iver having spokken 'em.

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  • What is it maks a gaumless muff Grow rich, an' roll i' lots o' stuff, Woll better men can't get enough?It's sooap.

  • Nay, aw dooant know, but my mother's been callin' him 'gaumless,' happen that's it.

British Dictionary definitions for gaumless


  1. a variant spelling of gormless
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