Gloomy Gus

noun

variants or gloomy Gus
plural Gloomy Guses or gloomy Guses also Gloomy Gusses or gloomy Gusses
: a person who is habitually gloomy

Word History

Etymology

from a comic-strip character created by Frederick Burr Opper †1937 American cartoonist

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gloomy Gus was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Gloomy Gus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gloomy%20Gus. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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