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[guhsh-er] /ˈgʌʃ ər/

a flowing oil well, usually of large capacity.
a person who .
a person who gushes, as in being unusually effusive or sentimental
something, such as a spurting oil well, that gushes

“oil well that flows without pumping,” 1886, agent noun from gush. Earlier in a sense of “overly effusive person” (1864).


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