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Word of the Day 08/30/19 Gaumless

Gaumless (adjective)
gaum·less [gawm-lis]
(previously 05-20-13)

adjective Chiefly British Informal.
1. lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.


Origin: 1740–50; dial. ( Scots, N England) gaum heed, attention ( Middle English gome < Old Norse gaumr; akin to Gothic gaumjan to observe) + -less

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAUMLESS
Nay, aw dooant know, but my mother's been callin' him 'gaumless,' happen that's it.
YORKSHIRE DITTIES, FIRST SERIES|JOHN HARTLEY

Yon were gaumless words, and bitter did I rue iver having spokken 'em.
MORE TALES OF THE RIDINGS|FREDERIC MOORMAN

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