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  • gaumless — gaum less adj. stupid. Oposite of {smart}. [British informal] Syn: gormless. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gaumless — adjective (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality • Syn: ↑gormless • Similar to: ↑stupid * * * lə̇s adjective Etymology: gaum (I) + less …   Useful english dictionary

  • gaumless — /gawm lis/, adj. Chiefly Brit. Informal. lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy. Also, gormless. [1740 50; dial. (Scots, N England) gaum heed, attention (ME gome < ON gaumr; akin to Goth gaumjan to observe) + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • gaumless — A Geordie Dictionary Stupid or useless …   English dialects glossary

  • gaumless — adj. (British Slang) stupid, dumb, unintelligent; clumsy, ungainly, ungraceful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gormless — adjective Etymology: alteration of English dialect gaumless, from gaum attention, understanding (from Middle English gome, from Old Norse gaum, gaumr) + less Date: 1883 chiefly British lacking intelligence ; stupid • gormlessness noun, chiefly… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gormless — /gawrm lis/, adj. Chiefly Brit. Informal. gaumless. [resp. by speakers with r less accents] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gormless — (of a person) dull; stupid; senseless (variant of dialect gaumless , from gaum attention, heed) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • gormless — I Australian Slang (of a person) dull; stupid; senseless (variant of dialect gaumless , from gaum attention, heed) II Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Without gorm, a clueless incompetent. Example: See thae eejits up in the Parly, thurr gormless… …   English dialects glossary

  • gormless — gorm|less [ˈgo:mləs US ˈgo:rm ] adj BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: gaumless lacking understanding (18 20 centuries), from gaum understanding (18 19 centuries), from Old Norse gaumr heed, attention ] very stupid ▪ a gormless grin ▪ a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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