gunsel

noun

gun·​sel ˈgən(t)-səl How to pronounce gunsel (audio)
slang
: gunman

Word History

Etymology

argot gunsel catamite, perhaps modification of Yiddish gendzl gosling

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gunsel was in 1943

Dictionary Entries Near gunsel

Cite this Entry

“Gunsel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunsel. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on gunsel

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!