Gilled vs Gulled - What's the difference?

gilled | gulled |


As an adjective gilled

is having gills.

As a verb gulled is

(gull).

gilled

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having gills
  • a gilled mushroom

    Synonyms

    * branchiate

    gulled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (gull)

  • gull

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) gulle, ultimately from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A seabird of the genus Larus or of the family Laridae.
  • Synonyms
    * (seabird) mew, seagull

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps from an obsolete term

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang) A cheating trick; a fraud.
  • * 1599 ,
  • BENEDICK. [Aside] I should think this a gull , but that the white-bearded fellow speaks it: knavery cannot, sure, hide itself in such reverence.
  • One easily cheated; a dupe.
  • Synonyms
    * (dupe) See also

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To deceive or cheat.
  • * Dryden
  • The vulgar, gulled into rebellion, armed.
  • * Coleridge
  • I'm not gulling him for the emperor's service.
  • * 1819 , , Otho the Great , Act IV, Scene I, verse 162-165
  • speak your curses out
    Against me, who would sooner crush and grind
    A brace of toads, than league with them to oppress
    An innocent lady, gull an Emperor
  • (US, slang) To mislead.
  • (US, slang) To trick and defraud.
  • Derived terms
    * gullible * gullibility

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