Word of the Day Archive
Friday August 31, 2012
1. To deceive, trick, or cheat.
1. A person who is easily deceived or cheated; dupe.
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
Gull is of uncertain origin, but it may come from the now-obsolete word gull which meant "to guzzle."