gom (plural goms)
- (Ireland) A foolish person.
- 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 1626229058)
- 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 160980502X):
- "Yeah! She's a right gom! Sister Eleanor probably got her an old-age pensioner to keep her company for the Christmas!"
Variant of gum.
gom (plural goms)
- (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.
- (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."
- Rhymes: -ɔm
- IPA(key): /ɣɔm/
From Middle Dutch gomme, from Old French gomme, from Late Latin gumma, from earlier gummi, cummi.
gom c (plural gommen, diminutive gommetje n)
- gum, various viscous or sticky substances exuded by certain plants
- an object made from/with it, especially:
- an eraser, used to delete markings by rubbing off the ink etc.
- gombal m
- gomboom m
- gomelastiek n
- gomhars m, n
- gomlak m, n
- first-person singular present indicative of gommen
- imperative of gommen