gawn

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Corrupted from gallon.

Noun[edit]

gawn (plural gawns)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, dialectal) A small tub or lading vessel.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gawn in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Etymology 2[edit]

Corrupted from going.

Verb[edit]

gawn

  1. (eye dialect) Eye dialect spelling of certain regional pronunciations of going.
    • 1841, Susan Edmonstone Ferrier, The Inheritance, page 8:
      I'm no used to your grandees, and I'm no gawn to begin to learn fashionable mainners noo — so dinna ask me — I'm no gawn to mak a fule o' mysel' at this time o' day.
    • 2007, Jacqueline Wales, When the Crow Sings, page 110:
      Agnes came in dressed in nightgown and curlers. “Are we still gawn to the church bingo the night? I told Bessie I'd be gawn.”
    • 2014, Charles R. Allen, 99 Cent Adventure Time Stories: The House of Weird Sleep, page 3:
      “Ah'm gawn to tear yore skin off with this here whip,” came the guttural voice from behind him. “Then ah'm gawn to rub salt in the cuts an' leave you hyar on the floor.”

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gawn

  1. Soft mutation of cawn.

Verb[edit]

gawn

  1. Soft mutation of cawn.