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Origin of gowk
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Example sentences from the Web for gowk
In France the party fooled is called un poisson d'avril, 'an April fish'; in Scotland, a 'gowk', or cuckoo.
Ye hinnae as muckle o' the Sicht as wad let ye see when Leevie was makin' a gowk o' ye to gar ye hang oot signals for her auld jo.Doom Castle|Neil Munro
Just take yoursel' away, if ye please; for really ye're tormenting me—making a perfect gowk o' me, for neither end nor purpose.'Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17|Alexander Leighton
I would offer to do this myself, only I'm a great heavy gowk, and Haggis is no' much better.The Fiery Totem|Argyll Saxby
It was no more an essay than a twig is a tree, for the gowk had stuck in the middle of his second page.The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein