gomeral

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive (by way of -rel) of Middle English gōme (man, warrior, husband, male servant), Old English guma (male, hero), from Proto-Germanic *gumô (man, person), from Proto-Indo-European *dhǵhəmo-, *dhǵhomo- (man, person). More at groom.

Noun[edit]

gomeral (plural gomerals)

  1. (Scotland) fool, simpleton
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped
      The same faithful gomeral is to despatch this letter by the express along with those of the wiseacres, so that you may hear Tom Fool in company with Solomon.