Gloomy Gus

\ -ˈgəs How to pronounce Gloomy Gus (audio) \
variants: or gloomy Gus
plural Gloomy Guses or gloomy Guses also Gloomy Gusses or gloomy Gusses

Definition of Gloomy Gus

: a person who is habitually gloomy

First Known Use of Gloomy Gus

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gloomy Gus

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

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The first known use of Gloomy Gus was in 1904

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“Gloomy Gus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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