- 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 gormed
If the house be in disorder it is said to be all gormed or gaumed up, or things are just in a mommick.Our Southern Highlanders
You see that streak there—that's all gormed up with something or other.Vandover and the Brute
You tip this ol' bufflehead into sea,' you said, 'an' gormed if I don't give 'ee a gould savrin.'Love Among the Chickens
P. G. Wodehouse
I got a heap o' cleanin' ter do—dem steps is all gormed up, dey's dat dirty.Kennedy Square
F. Hopkinson Smith
- Northern English dialect a foolish person
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Word Origin and History for gormed
"fool," 1912, perhaps from gormless.
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