gouge

[ gouj ]
/ gaʊdʒ /

noun

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

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

to engage in extortion, overcharging, or swindling: I bought a lot of my clothes there before they began gouging.

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Origin of gouge

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

OTHER WORDS FROM gouge

goug·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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Medical definitions for gouge

gouge
[ gouj ]

n.

A strong curved chisel used in bone surgery.
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