[ guhn-suhl ]
/ ˈgʌn səl /
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a criminal armed with a gun.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of gunsel
First recorded in 1910–15; probably from Yiddish genzel “gosling,” from Middle High German gensel (diminutive of gans “goose”); sense of def. 1, by influence of gun1
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Example sentences from the Web for gunsel
And then again, a psychotic or a professional gunsel may not register at all.The Circuit Riders|R. C. FitzPatrick
British Dictionary definitions for gunsel
/ (ˈɡʌnsəl) /
noun US slang
a stupid or inexperienced person, esp a youth
a criminal who carries a gun
Word Origin for gunsel
C20: probably from Yiddish genzel; compare German ganslein gosling, from gans goose 1
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