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gorm

[gawrm]
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verb (used with object) Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. gaum.
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gaum

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 gorm

Historical Examples

  • "Take these traitors over to the Gorm and let me look at their faces," he ordered.

    Pirates of the Gorm

    Nat Schachner

  • I'll tell you what, Mr. Gorm, you'll find that something will come of it.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope

  • 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

    Charles Whistler


British Dictionary definitions for gorm

gorm

noun
  1. Northern English dialect a foolish person
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Word Origin and History for gorm

n.

"fool," 1912, perhaps from gormless.

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