Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wednesday's Word
formerly known as the "What're Words For..."

Word: Gawmy (Adj)
Definition: clumsy, awkward
Also: Gawm (N)
Definition: oafish person

This is an ubiquitous and essential Downeast term.

Usage: When Winston dropped the fishing trip's supply of beer down the well, his brother called him a gawmy bahstud, as he was.

(Definition from: "How To Talk Yankee", by Gerald Lewis & Tim Sample, copyright 1979, 1986 by The Thorndike Press; copyright 1989 by the First North Country Press)

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