gouger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

to gouge + -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gouger (plural gougers)

  1. Someone who gouges.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gouge.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gouger

  1. (transitive) to work (a material) with a gouge
  2. (transitive) to do (a soldered joint) again to eliminate the asperities by deepening it

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written gouge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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