gomerel

or gom·er·al, gom·er·il

[ gom-er-uh l ]
/ ˈgɒm ər əl /

noun Scot. and North England.

a fool.

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Origin of gomerel

1805–15; obsolete gome man (Old English guma; cognate with Gothic guma, Latin homō) + -rel
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