Definition of gowk in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɡaʊk


1An awkward or foolish person (often used as a general term of abuse).
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  • The victim of a joke is known in English as an April Fool; in Scots as a gowk (cuckoo or fool); and in French as a poisson d' avril.
  • You can find a gowk and send him off to get an unobtainable item (like striped paint or a one-ended stick).


Middle English (in sense 2): from Old Norse gaukr.

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