Other Word Forms of Gouge
Origin of Gouge
Noun from Old French gouge, itself from Late Latin gulbia (“piercer”), from Gaulish (compare Scottish Gaelic gilb (“chisel”), Welsh gylyf (“sickle”)), from *gulbi (“beak”) (compare Old Irish gulba, Welsh gylf, Old Breton golb).
Middle English from Old French from Late Latin gubia variant of gulbia of Celtic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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