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Definition of GULL

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Gull \Gull\ (g[u^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gulled} (g[u^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gulling}.] [Prob. fr. gull the bird; but cf. OSw. gylla to deceive, D. kullen, and E. cullibility.] To deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud. [1913 Webster]

           The rulgar, gulled into rebellion, armed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

           I'm not gulling him for the emperor's service.
                                                    --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gull \Gull\, n.
     1. A cheating or cheat; trick; fraud. --Shak.
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     2. One easily cheated; a dupe. --Shak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gull \Gull\, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zool.) One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus {Larus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Among the best known American species are the herring gull ({Larus argentatus}), the great black-backed gull ({L. murinus}) the laughing gull ({L. atricilla}), and Bonaparte's gull ({L. Philadelphia}). The common European gull is {Larus canus}. [1913 Webster]

     {Gull teaser} (Zool.), the jager; -- also applied to certain species of terns. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "gull":
     babe, bamboozle, beat, befool, beguile, beguile of, betray, bilk, bluff, boob, bunco, burn, cajole, cheat, cheat on, chicane, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, chump, cinch, circumvent, cog, cog the dice, con, conjure, cozen, credulous person, crib, cull, deceive, defraud, delude, diddle, do in, do out of, double-cross, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, euchre, fall guy, finagle, fish, flam, fleece, flimflam, fob, fool, forestall, fudge, gammon, get around, gobe-mouches, gouge, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gudgeon, gyp, have, hoax, hocus, hocus-pocus, hoodwink, hornswaggle, humbug, infatuate, innocent, juggle, leadpipe cinch, let down, mock, monkey, mulct, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, pack the deal, patsy, pigeon, play one false, plaything, practice fraud upon, prize sap, pushover, put on, put something over, rook, sap, saphead, scam, schlemiel, screw, sell gold bricks, shave, shortchange, sitting duck, snow, stack the cards, stick, sting, stooge, string along, stultify, sucker, swindle, take a dive, take in, thimblerig, throw a fight, toy, trick, trusting soul, two-time, victim, victimize


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