Gormed vs Goamed - What's the difference?

gormed | goamed |

As verbs the difference between gormed and goamed

is that gormed is (gorm) while goamed is (goam).




  • (gorm)

  • gorm


    Etymology 1

    A variant of (m) (from (etyl); compare (etyl) ), with the ‘r’ being a vowel-lengthening device common in non-rhotic dialects of English. See (m) for more.

    Alternative forms

    * gawm (UK dialects)


    (en verb)
  • To gawk; to stare or gape.
  • * 1922 , Elinor Mordaunt, Laura Creichton , page 110:
  • Passing through St. George's Square, Lupus Street, Chichester Street, he scarcely saw a soul; then, quite suddenly, he struck a dense crowd, kept back by the police, standing gorming at a great jagged hole in a high blank wall, a glimpse, the merest glimpse of more broken walls, shattered chimneys.
  • * 1901 , New Outlook , volume 67, page 408:
  • "Tell Sannah to bring some coffee," said the young woman to a diminutive Kaffir boy, who stood gorming at us with round black eyes.
  • * 1990 , Jean Ure, Play Nimrod for him (ISBN 0370311841), page 96:
  • They would stand in silence, mindlessly gorming at each other,
  • * 2005 , Lynne Truss, The Lynne Truss Treasury: Columns and Three Comic Novels (ISBN 1101218266):
  • In particular, we like to emphasize that, far from wasting our childhoods (not to mention adulthoods) mindlessly gorming at The Virginian'' and ''The Avengers , we spent those couch-potato years in rigorous preparation for our chosen career.

    Etymology 2

    A variant of (m) (itself likely a variant of (m)), with the ‘r’ being a vowel-lengthening device common in non-rhotic dialects of English.


    (en verb)
  • (to smear).
  • * 1884 , Margaret Elizabeth Majendie, Out of their element , page 70:
  • 'It is quite ruined.'
    'How did she do it? What a pity!'
    'With paint—assisting in the painting of a garden-gate. She told me the pleasure of "gorming " it on was too irresistible to be resisted; and the poor little new gown in done for.'
  • * 1909 , Augusta Kortrecht, The Widow Mary'', in ''Good Housekeeping , volume 48, page 182:
  • "It was in a little sprinkler bottle, an' I gormed it onto my vittles good an' thick. Lordy, Lordy, an' now I got to die!"
  • * (seeCites)
  • References

    * Bennett Wood Green, Word-book of Virginia Folk-speech (1912), page 202: *: Gorm, v. To smear, as with anything sticky. When a child has smeared its face with something soft and sticky, they say: "Look how you have gormed your face."

    Etymology 3

    From gormandize''/''gormandise .


    (en verb)
  • To devour; to wolf down (food).
  • * 1885 James Johonnot, Neighbors with Claws and Hoofs, and Their Kin , page 105:
  • The bear came up to the berries and stopped. Not accustomed to eat out of a pail, he tipped it over, and nosed about the fruit "gorming " it down, mixed with leaves and dirt,
  • * 1920 , Outdoor Recreation: The Magazine that Brings the Outdoors In :
  • an itinerant bruin and with naught on his hands but time and an appetite, [to] wander from ravine to ravine and gorm down this delectable fruit.
  • * 1980 , Michael G. Karni, Finnish Americana , page 5:
  • As Luohi said later, "He gormed' it. Nay, he didn't eat it. He ' gormed it, the pig."

    Etymology 4

    Supposed by some to be related to (m) and/or (m), and by others to be related to ).Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of Southern Appalachian Speech (1993, ISBN 0813129583)

    Alternative forms

    * gaum


    (en verb)
  • To make a mess of.
  • * 1910 , English Mechanic and World of Science , volume 91, page 273:
  • I find the cheap shilling self-filling pen advertised in these pages excellent value—quite equal to that of fountain-pens I have paid ten times as much for. It is also durable. I am a careless person, and prefer to discard it when I have “gormed ” it
  • * 2008 , Christine Blevins, Midwife of the Blue Ridge (ISBN 0425221687), page 133:
  • "Truth is, I've gormed it all up, Alistair. When it comes t' women — nice women anyway — I'm as caw-handed and cork-brained as any pimply boy."


    * Maine lingo: boiled owls, billdads & wazzats (1975), page 114: "A man who bungles a job has gormed it. Anybody who stumbles over his own feet is gormy." * Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of Southern Appalachian Speech (1993, ISBN 0813129583): "gorm : [v. to make a mess.] If a house be in disorder it is said to be all gormed or gaumed up (B 368)."

    Etymology 5


  • (rfv-sense) Axle grease.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rfv-sense) (UK, dialect) To daub with gorm (grease), or with anything sticky.
  • References

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  • (goam)

  • goam



    (en verb)
  • (lb) To see, to recognize, to take notice of.
  • * 1866 , The United Presbyterian magazine , page 359:
  • One of Mr Scott's elders, who came from the west, used to meet Mrs Scott on her way to Jedburgh, when he never goamed her; but when he met her returning in the afternoon he always lifted his hat, and made obeisance.
  • * 1884 , Charles Stuart, David Blythe: The Gipsy King : a Character Sketch , page 131:
  • He never goamed the lassie afterwards, and, in his despair, he began to drink, and drank heavily. He knew his rival by sight, and, knowing the road he would take to reach his home, Scott waylaid and beat him to death on Greenlaw Muir.
  • * 1897 , Peter Hay Hunter, John Armiger's Revenge , page 21:
  • "He never goam'd me," the aggrieved countryman would say with much bitterness.