gommie

n
British
a foolish, stupid or gormless person. The term is heard particularly in the Scottish Lowlands and the north of England. It is related to the Irish gomey and the Ameri-can gomer.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • gommie — /gom ee/, n. Canadian Slang (chiefly the Maritime Provinces). a fool. [Hiberno E gom (akin to gommel < Ir gamal lout, simpleton) + IE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gommie — /gom ee/, n. Canadian Slang (chiefly the Maritime Provinces). a fool. [Hiberno E gom (akin to gommel < Ir gamal lout, simpleton) + IE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gomby — This ancient and interesting name is of pre 8th century English origin, and is probably an example of the many modern surnames that have been created from nicknames or bynames. The modern surname recorded as Gommey, Gommie, Gomby, Gumby, and… …   Surnames reference

  • Gommey — This ancient and interesting name is of pre 8th century English origin, and is probably an example of the many modern surnames that have been created from nicknames or bynames. The modern surname recorded as Gommey, Gommie, Gomby, Gumby, and… …   Surnames reference

  • Gumby — This ancient and interesting name is of pre 8th century English origin, and is probably an example of the many modern surnames that have been created from nicknames or bynames. The modern surname recorded as Gommey, Gommie, Gomby, Gumby, and… …   Surnames reference

  • Gumey — This ancient and interesting name is of pre 8th century English origin, and is probably an example of the many modern surnames that have been created from nicknames or bynames. The modern surname recorded as Gommey, Gommie, Gomby, Gumby, and… …   Surnames reference

  • Gummie — This ancient and interesting name is of pre 8th century English origin, and is probably an example of the many modern surnames that have been created from nicknames or bynames. The modern surname recorded as Gommey, Gommie, Gomby, Gumby, and… …   Surnames reference

  • gomey — n Irish a stupid person. The word is related to the Scottish gommie and the American gomer, all deriving from older dialect words for a simpleton which in turn come from the Old English guma, meaning man, which is a cognate of the Latin humanus… …   Contemporary slang

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