goundou goun·dou (gōōn’dōō)
A disease characterized by exostoses of the nasal processes of the maxillary bones, thus causing swelling on each side of the nose; it is endemic in West Africa and considered to be a consequence of yaws.
[goo-noh; French goo-noh] /ˈgu noʊ; French guˈnoʊ/ noun 1. Charles François [chahrlz fran-swah;; French sharl frahn-swa] /tʃɑrlz frænˈswɑ;; French ʃarl frɑ̃ˈswa/ (Show IPA), 1818–93, French composer. /ˈɡuːnəʊ; French ɡuno/ noun 1. Charles François (ʃarl frɑ̃swa). 1818–93, French composer of the operas Faust (1859) and Romeo and Juliet (1867)
noun [1940s+; probably fr goo] Related Terms goop1
- Go up in the air
- Go up in flames
verb phrase To be ruined; be destroyed: He just saw his beautiful scam go up in smoke (1933+) Also, go up in smoke. Be utterly destroyed, as in This project will go up in flames if the designer quits, or All our work is going up in smoke. This idiom transfers a fire to other […]