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A foolish or pretentious person.
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘And all the time fighting at sleep to make a mental note of gobdaws in the media and on county board/officialdom who don't know what they are taking about.’
- ‘For instance, some gobdaw gets up and says it it not right to have people drinking on out streets and so we have by-laws covering what is or can be a very civilised practice.’
- ‘Gubu Nation's 311 pages are filled with all manner of uniquely Irish weirdos, gobdaws, sleeveens, gombeens and yahoos.’
1960s: of unknown origin; compare with Irish gabhdán gullible person.
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