Gaum meaning

gôm
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To smudge or smear.
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(dialectal, UK) Attention, understanding.
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(dialectal) To pay attention to; take note of; notice.
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(dialectal) To fear.
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(dialectal, Northern England, Appalachian) To handle improperly.
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(dialectal) To smear; maul.
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Origin of gaum

  • Perhaps alteration of obsolete gome grease variant of coom soot, mixture of dirt and axle grease variant of culm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English (dialectal) gome, from Old Norse gaumr, gaum (“heed, attention"), from Proto-Germanic *gaumō (“attention").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English *gomen, from the noun. See above.

    From Wiktionary