Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stupid or senseless person; a blockhead.
  • Stupid; foolish.

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  • This word is used so often in this series of books (see list at right) that I never thought it wouldn't have been listed somewhere on Wordnik... Several Gabaldon-novel usages are on the "front" page of the word, but here's another:

    "'Come away, ye wee gomerel,' he said roughly, jerking at her. 'Ye've no business here.'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (New York: Bantam Dell, 2005), 438

    Also,
    "'"We'll avoid notice," he says,' Ian muttered, bending to get his shoulder under Jamie's arm. 'Your hat's flown off, did ye notice that? Nay, of course not, nor the whole street staring, ye crack-brained gomerel. God, ye weigh as much as a three-year bullock!'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (New York: Bantam Dell, 2005), 801

    February 1, 2010