coom

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

coom (uncountable)

  1. soot, smut
  2. dust
  3. grease

Etymology 2[edit]

See come.

Verb[edit]

coom (third-person singular simple present cooms, present participle cooming, simple past and past participle coomed)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of come.
    • 1838–1839, Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Chapman and Hall (1839), chapter XLII, page 411:
      “Not a bit,” replied the Yorkshireman, extending his mouth from ear to ear. “There I lay, snoog in schoolmeasther’s bed long efther it was dark, and nobody coom nigh the pleace. ‘Weel!’ thinks I, ‘he’s got a pretty good start, and if he bean’t whoam by noo, he never will be; so you may coom as quick as you loike, and foind us reddy’—that is, you know, schoolmeasther might coom.”

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