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gongoozler

Saltos de línea: gon|gooz¦ler
Pronunciación: /ɡɒŋˈɡuːzlə
 
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Definición de gongoozler en inglés:

sustantivo

informal
An idle spectator.
Example sentences
  • Alan Lindley, an eighth-generation lock keeper working on the Grand Canal, has been dealing with gongoozlers and boatmen for more than 20 years.
  • Fradley is a very popular location for both boaters and gongoozlers and moorings can often be very difficult to find.
  • We will turn at Foxton and ascend the wonderful staircase locks, always a popular spot for gongoozlers.

Origen

early 20th century (originally denoting a person who idly watched activity on a canal); rare before 1970: perhaps from Lincolnshire dialect gawn and gooze 'stare, gape'.

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