gowk

gowk
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Scottish Vernacular Dictionary
Fool. My proud mother on birth of wee brother - "Hullo Auntie Jean, The bairn was born yesterday, April the 1st" Elderly Auntie Jean - "Oh my goad yoov goat a gowk!" Sounds of quiet sobbong from Ma
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Cumbrian Dictionary
( n gowk) ugly bloke. e.g. How does a gowk like that git a smart bewer like her? = I think he must be rich, the lucky....
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Cleveland Dialect List
the cuckoo; a fool
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A Geordie Dictionary
A fool
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North Country (Newcastle) Words
the core of an apple, the yolk of an egg - the inner part of any thing
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North Country (Newcastle) Words
the cuckoo... In some parts of Yorkshire, it is cowk

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  • Gowk — Gowk, v. t. [See {Gawk}.] To make a, booby of one); to stupefy. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gowk — Gowk, n. [See {Gawk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. The European cuckoo; called also gawky. [1913 Webster] 2. A simpleton; a gawk or gawky. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gowk — /gowk, gohk/, n. 1. Brit. Dial. cuckoo. 2. a fool or simpleton. [1275 1325; ME goke < ON gaukr; c. OE geac, G Gauch] * * * …   Universalium

  • gowk — (n.) cuckoo, early 14c., from O.N. gaukr, from P.Gmc. *gaukoz (Cf. O.E. geac, O.H.G. gouh). Meaning fool attested from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • gowk — [gouk, gōk] n. [ME goke, gouk < ON gaukr, akin to OE geac, Ger gauch, of echoic orig.] [Brit. Dial.] Brit. Dial. 1. a cuckoo 2. a simpleton …   English World dictionary

  • gowk — be·gowk; gowk·ed; gowk; gowk·it; …   English syllables

  • gowk's errand — North Country (Newcastle) Words a fool s errand; cf. What are ye gauping at, ye gowk? s.v. gaup …   English dialects glossary

  • gowk — to kill a hooked fish by thrusting a stick down its throat (Scottish dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gowk — noun /ɡaʊk/ a) a cuckoo , 1976: God has sent me gowks for secretaries. Robert Nye, Falstaff b) a fool …   Wiktionary

  • gowk — a cuckoo; a fool Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

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