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gumby

noun
  1. A dull, tedious person, esp one out of touch with current fashions; nerd, pill: You can become a gumby by wearing the wrong plaid stretch pants (1970s+ Canadian teenagers)
  2. A slanted box haircut: Murph has a gumby (1980s+ Teenagers)

[first sense fr a repulsive character, Mr Gumby, in the television series Monty Python's Flying Circus; second sense fr a person-shaped toy rubber (gum) figure named Gumby, seen in television shows and also portrayed by the comedian Eddie Murphy on the television series Saturday Night Live]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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