gomer


gomer

gomer [goh-mer] ExamplesWord Origin noun Slang.

  1. an undesirable hospital patient.
  2. an enemy aviator, especially in a dogfight.

Origin of gomer First recorded in 1965–70; of disputed orig. Examples from the Web for gomer Contemporary Examples of gomer

  • ISIS is an A-Team force among FSA units composed of squabbling Gomer Pyles.

    How U.S. Strikes on Syria Help al Qaeda

    Barak Barfi

    August 28, 2013

  • After a little nudge from his enthusiastic cousin Gomer, Goober channels superstar Cary Grant with this “convincing” impression.

    George Lindsay Dies: The Best of Goober Pyle (Video)

    Brittany Jones-Cooper

    May 7, 2012

  • After Gomer leaves Mayberry to join the Marines, Goober shocks his cousin with a surprise visit to the military base.

    George Lindsay Dies: The Best of Goober Pyle (Video)

    Brittany Jones-Cooper

    May 7, 2012

  • Goober Pyle and his happy go-lucky cousin Gomer offered endless hours of comic relief on The Andy Griffith Show.

    George Lindsay Dies: The Best of Goober Pyle (Video)

    Brittany Jones-Cooper

    May 7, 2012

  • Historical Examples of gomer

  • Gomer stands for the Germans in part, for those who descended from Gomer.

    The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882

    Joseph Wild

  • The gomer chamber (which see) is generally adopted in our service.

    The Sailor’s Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • According to the genealogy in Genesis, Gomer is the eldest son of Japhet.

    The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)

    Max Duncker

  • How had the star of this daughter of Gomer waxed, while the star of these Cymry, his sons, had waned!

    Celtic Literature

    Matthew Arnold

  • That the descendants of the Gomer moved northward and established themselves in parts of Germany seems to be an established fact.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

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