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gloomy gus

noun phrase

A morose, melancholic person; pessimist; crape-hanger

[1940s+; as the name of a comic-strip character, Gloomy Gus is found by 1904]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • I shall tell it to gloomy gus when she and I grow to be bosom friends.

  • "Mrs. Lee invited you, Brig," reminded gloomy gus, who believed that every man should do his duty.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • He carried a little water for gloomy gus, but stubbornly refused the job of flunky.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge

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