Gowk



[gouk, gohk] /gaʊk, goʊk/

noun
1.
British Dialect. .
2.
a fool or simpleton.
/ɡaʊk/
noun (Scot & Northern English, dialect)
1.
a stupid person; fool
2.
a cuckoo
n.

“cuckoo,” early 14c., from Old Norse gaukr, from Proto-Germanic *gaukoz (cf. Old English geac, Old High German gouh). Meaning “fool” attested from c.1600.

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