Definition of gomer in English:

gomer

noun

US
  • 1military slang An inept or stupid colleague, especially a trainee.

  • 2informal (used by doctors) a troublesome patient, especially an elderly one.

Origin

1960s: origin uncertain; sense 1 perhaps from Gomer Pyle, a US television character portrayed as an ignorant hillbilly; sense 2 perhaps an acronym from get out of my emergency room.

Pronunciation

gomer

/ˈɡəʊmə/