gowk

gowk

[gouk, gohk]
noun
1.
British Dialect, cuckoo.
2.
a fool or simpleton.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English goke < Old Norse gaukr; cognate with Old English gēac, German Gauch

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gowk (ɡaʊk)
 
n
1.  a stupid person; fool
2.  a cuckoo
 
[from Old Norse gaukr cuckoo; related to Old High German gouh]

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