Etymology: From English dialectal gorm + suffix -less. Originally from Old Germanic Appendix:Proto-Old Germanic
- (context, chiefly, UK, of a person) Lacking intelligence, sense or discernment, often implying lack of capacity of will to remedy the condition.
- inexperienced, Inexperienced, naí¯ve, innocent to the point of foolishness.
- gaum-, "understand".The "r" found in this spelling is a vowel-lengthening device common in non-rhotic dialects of English
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