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Friday, August 31, 2012

gull

\guhl\ , verb;
1.
To deceive, trick, or cheat.
noun:
1.
A person who is easily deceived or cheated; dupe.
Quotes:
What new commodities have you brought to gull us with?
-- Sir Walter Scott, The Waverly Novels
People always ended up trying to gull her. It happened sooner or later. Trent hadn't shown any likelihood of trying something like this. A pang of regret at her naivety lodged in her chest.
-- Lorelie Brown, Jazz Baby
Origin:
Gull is of uncertain origin, but it may come from the now-obsolete word gull which meant "to guzzle."
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