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noun (plural unattested)
  1. A foolish person; a gump
    • 1860, Susan Warner and Anna Bartlett Warner, Say and Seal, page 246
    • : Drossy saw "em in her drawer, and for all the he is, he knew the writing; and I made him get "em for me this morning while they were at breakfast.
    • 1919, St. John Greer Ervine, John Ferguson
    • : He strikes me as the perfect example of an intellectual . He knows too much!
    • 1938, George Smith, The Cornhill Magazine, page 816
    • : " Tell them what, you  ? " cried Squibs. " Are you all mad ? "
    • 1971, Ronald Hayman, John Gielgud, Random House, New York
    • : If Romeo were just a lovesick , occasionally falling into a deeper trance in which he speaks unaccountable poetry, then Olivier is your Romeo.
      1. (uncountable) gumption, Gumption; grit.
    • (ante, 1923) Violet Hunt, The Coach
    • : Never lifted a hand to defend himself, hadn"t got any .
    • 1955, Mathematics Teaching, Association of Teachers of Mathematics
    • : ...anyone likely to use the book would surely have enough to try both before giving up.
      1. (context, uncountable, slang) gumpth, Gumpth; excess.
    • 1998 December 15, T.C. Van Adler, St. Agatha's Breast: A Novel, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312200196,
    • : Things had not been going will with Pino ever since he started to take Sister Apollonia"s bloated as gospel. Thanks to the wacko, his man was actually getting a Christ complex.
    • 2000 April, Linda Grant, Remind Me Who I Am, Again, Granta Books, New Ed edition (July), ISBN 1862072442, page 266
    • : "It"s like listening to adolescent daughters with all their and they"re going to chew you out..."
    • 2003 June 6, Chris Wooding, Crashing, Scholastic Point, Scholastic Paperbacks (November), ISBN 0439090121, pages 100-101
    • : Between a couple of silent factories, beat-box music drifted over to us. Some kind of unrecognizable chart ; the usual mix of soul and rap.

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