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gull

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noun \ˈgəl\

Definition of gull

  1. :  any of numerous long-winged web-footed aquatic birds (subfamily Larinae of the family Laridae); especially :  a usually gray and white bird (especially of the genus Larus) differing from a tern in usually larger size, stouter build, thicker somewhat hooked bill, less pointed wings, and short unforked tail



Origin and Etymology of gull

Middle English, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh gwylan gull


First Known Use: 15th century


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gull

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Simple Definition of gull

  • : to fool or trick (someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gull

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take advantage of (one who is foolish or unwary) :  deceive

Examples of gull in a sentence

  1. <we were gulled into believing that if we answered the e-mail, we'd somehow become millionaires, but instead we just got put on a list for junk mail>



Origin and Etymology of gull

obsolete gull gullet, from Middle English golle, from Anglo-French gule, gole


First Known Use: circa 1550


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gull

noun

Definition of gull

  1. :  a person who is easily deceived or cheated :  dupe



1594

First Known Use of gull

1594

Rhymes with gull


GULL Defined for Kids

gull

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noun \ˈgəl\

Definition of gull for Students

  1. :  a waterbird with webbed feet that is usually gray and white in color and has a thick strong bill





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