gull


gull
{{11}}gull (n.1) shore bird, early 15c. (in a cook book), probably from Brythonic Celtic, Cf. Welsh gwylan "gull," Cornish guilan, Breton goelann; all from O.Celt. *voilenno-. Replaced O.E. mæw (see MEW (Cf. mew) (n.1)).
{{12}}gull (n.2) cant term for "dupe, sucker, credulous person," 1590s, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from verb meaning "to dupe, cheat" (1540s), earlier "to swallow" (1520s), ultimately from gull "throat, gullet" (early 15c.); see GULLET (Cf. gullet). Or it is perhaps from (or influenced by) the bird (see GULL (Cf. gull) (n.1)); in either case with a sense of "someone who will swallow anything thrown at him." Another possibility is Middle English dialectal gull "newly hatched bird" (late 14c.), which is perhaps from O.N. golr "yellow," from the hue of its down.

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