gouge

[ gouj ]
/ gaʊdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), gouged, goug·ing.

verb (used without object), gouged, goug·ing.

to engage in swindling, overcharging, or the like: I bought my clothes there before they began gouging.

Nearby words

  1. gottwaldov,
  2. gouache,
  3. gouda,
  4. goudy,
  5. goudy, frederic william,
  6. gouger,
  7. goujon,
  8. goujon, jean,
  9. goulash,
  10. gould

Origin of gouge

1300–50; Middle English < French < Late Latin gu(l)bia; compare Old Provençal goja, Spanish gubia; perhaps < Celtic; compare Old Irish gulba sting, Welsh gylf beak, Cornish gilb borer

Related formsgoug·er, nounun·gouged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gouge

gouge

/ (ɡaʊdʒ) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for gouge

C15: from French, from Late Latin gulbia a chisel, of Celtic origin

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Medicine definitions for gouge

gouge

[ gouj ]

n.

A strong curved chisel used in bone surgery.

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