One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1military slang An inept or stupid colleague, especially a trainee.
2informal (used mainly by doctors) a troublesome patient, especially an elderly or homeless one.
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.
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