- to smear or cover with a gummy, sticky substance (often followed by up): My clothes were gaumed up from that axle grease.
Origin of gaum
1790–1800; also British dial.; of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for gorm
"Take these traitors over to the Gorm and let me look at their faces," he ordered.Pirates of the Gorm
I'll tell you what, Mr. Gorm, you'll find that something will come of it.Orley Farm
Apparently he also encouraged them to seek compensation in Gorm's kingdom.Canute the Great
Laurence Marcellus Larson
This compact was made between them, and she was betrothed to Gorm.The Danish History, Books I-IX
Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
Just for a moment we doubted if that was safe for her, but Gorm the Steward had the last word.A Sea Queen's Sailing
- Northern English dialect a foolish person
Word Origin and History for gorm
"fool," 1912, perhaps from gormless.
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