[gawrm-lis] /ˈgɔrm lɪs/

adjective, Chiefly British Informal.
lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.
(Brit, informal) stupid; dull

c.1746, “wanting sense,” a British dialectal word, from gome “notice, understanding” (c.1200), from Old Norse gaumr “care, heed,” of unknown origin; + -less.


Stupid; slow-witted; dumb

[1746+ British; fr British dialect gaumless, ”half-silly,” lacking gaum, ”understanding”; the dated sense is in the form gaumless; the entry spelling is found by 1883]


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