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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Irish gámaí (booby, dolt).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

gom (plural goms)

  1. (Ireland) A foolish person.
    • 1917, Mary Brigid Pearse, The Murphys of Ballystack (Dublin : M.H. Gill) p.139:
      “ Ye don’t how how to dhrive a mothor car ! ” shouted Miles, losing his temper completely. “ What a gom ye are ! ”
    • 1926, Seán O'Casey, The Plough and the Stars, Act II, 173:
      Fluther: ... You must think Fluther's a right gom.
    • 2007, John Maher, The Luck Penny, page 145:
      And that's the why I made up my mind to go out to Willie Hill's. To stand my ground in front of that little minx. Because I felt, to tell the God's truth, that little Lorna Lovegrove, out in Willie Hill's, was making a right gom out of me.
    • 2013, Outrageous Pride →ISBN
      He had a sinking feeling that he'd made a right gom of himself, hanging onto her until the last before she departed []
    • 2014, Martha Long, Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy →ISBN:
      "Yeah! She's a right gom! Sister Eleanor probably got her an old-age pensioner to keep her company for the Christmas!"

Etymology 2Edit

Variant of gum.

NounEdit

gom (plural goms)

  1. (Appalachia) Alternative form of gum
    • 1911, Why moles have hands, in The Wit and Humor of America, edited by Marshall Pinckney Wilder, page 206:
      ev'y toof in his jaws gwine come bustin' thu his goms widout nair' a ache er a pain ter let him know dey's dar.

Etymology 3Edit

Minced oath.

InterjectionEdit

gom

  1. (obsolete, euphemistic) God!
    • 1804, an entry in the Theatrical Journal of The European Magazine: And London Review, volume 45, page 373:
      There's a Lad, too, from York— but tho' he's a strange elf, / By gom! I respect him as much as myself,
    • 1829, The Humours of Vauxhall, in The Universal Songster, Or Museum of Mirth, volume 2, page 164:
      O dang it, Roger, did 'e ever see sich a sight afore? My gom! what a glorious lumination like! My goles! what a mort of gentry-folk!
    • 1861, The Entomologist's Weekly Intelligencer, volumes 9-10, page 36:
      "l'll drink as much cider as you 'plase, but by gom, sir, you munna come here to bork the trees over again."
    • 1908, Edmund Mackenzie Sneyd-Kynnersley, H. M. I.: Some Passages in the Life of One of H. M. Inspectors of Schools, page 224:
      Robert took courage : "Eh, by gom, no. It wasn't hereabouts."

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DutchEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch gomme, from Old French gomme, from Late Latin gumma, from earlier gummi, cummi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣɔm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gom
  • Rhymes: -ɔm

NounEdit

gom m (plural gommen, diminutive gommetje n)

  1. gum, various viscous or sticky substances exuded by certain plants
  2. an object made from/with it, especially:
  3. (dated, now gum) an eraser, used to delete markings by rubbing off the ink etc.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

gom

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gommen
  2. imperative of gommen

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English guma.

NounEdit

gom

  1. Alternative form of gome (man)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse gaumr.

NounEdit

gom

  1. Alternative form of gome (regard)

Etymology 3Edit

From Anglo-Norman gome.

NounEdit

gom

  1. Alternative form of gumme

RohingyaEdit

VerbEdit

gom

  1. good

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *kom ~ *koom (to grow, to increase); cognate with Bahnar akŏm/akŭm (to meet together, to gather things), Mon ကောံ (kɒm, to assemble, come together) and Khmer ចង្កោម (cɑngkaom, bunch).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gom ()

  1. to gather together

Derived termsEdit

Derived terms

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gom

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