This glorious word being no longer current, I invite you to revive it the next time someone does something daft or useless. Perhaps combine it alliteratively with ‘galoot’.

‘Fair couple of gummocks, I’d call you,’ said Mrs Dixon.


Source: Arthur Ransome, Winter Holiday (London: Vintage, 2012), p. 47

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  1. Penny Hodges

    Gummock! Definitely needs to be used more!


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