gouger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gouger a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    • n gouger an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gouger (Zoöl) See Plum Gouger.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gouger One who gouges or stabs.
    • n gouger An insect that gouges: applied to numberless insects, designated by some specifying term: as, the plum-gouger.
    • n gouger The bow oar of a flatboat.
    • n gouger A cheat.
    • n gouger A snow-plow formerly used on railroads in the western United States. It consisted of a strongly built box-car which carried a plow at its head set low enough to run under a drift and throw it over. Sci. Amer., Jan. 3. 1903, p. 8.
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Usage

In literature:

A gouger is one who stabs with his thumb.
"The Iron Puddler" by James J. Davis
Nor had the Gouger borne him any ill-will for it.
"When God Laughs and Other Stories" by Jack London
That gouger M'Coy stopping me to say nothing.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The three Englishmen, Gouger, Laird, and Rogers, were called and examined.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
There is never a nickel that gets by that old gouger.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
If it was Mr. Gouger who had rejected his work, it was Mr. Gouger that he must see.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
Keep him off you, Kit, he's a gouger, and has the weight.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Am troubled somewhat with canker-worm, bud moth, borers, leaf-rollers, codling-moth, curculio, and gouger.
"The Apple" by Various
FEATHERS: Secondary sex advertisements made of fiber and horsetails, and used on ladies' lids as eye-gougers and such.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
He had worked as a gouger for a while when the blocks were bought up.
"The Black Opal" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
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In news:

Barrett Gouger future lined up.
Barrett Gouger living out SEC dream.
The be-toothed gouger which lets you rip the device into the orange, lemon or lime of your choice, and the spray head, which works just like any other spray-pump in your kitchen or bathroom.
Sandy price gougers should be ashamed .
The Wii U is currently sold out at most retailers, so beware the price gougers online.
In some areas of North America, the legendary creature is known as a sidehill gouger.
CourtesyTimber Creek golf pro Mark Gouger.
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