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noun \ˈgəl\

Definition of GULL

:  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 of GULL

Middle English, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh gwylan gull
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Rhymes with GULL



: to fool or trick (someone)

Full Definition of GULL

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

Examples of GULL

  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 of GULL

obsolete gull gullet, from Middle English golle, from Anglo-French gule, gole
First Known Use: circa 1550



Definition of GULL

:  a person who is easily deceived or cheated :  dupe

First Known Use of GULL

GULLING Defined for Kids


noun \ˈgəl\

Definition of GULL for Kids

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


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