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gowk

[ gouk, gohk ]
/ gaʊk, goʊk /
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noun
British Dialect. cuckoo.
a fool or simpleton.
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Origin of gowk

1275–1325; Middle English goke<Old Norse gaukr; cognate with Old English gēac,German Gauch
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British Dictionary definitions for gowk

gowk
/ (ɡaʊk) /

noun Scot and Northern English dialect
a stupid person; fool
a cuckoo

Word Origin for gowk

from Old Norse gaukr cuckoo; related to Old High German gouh
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