Definition of Gawcy

1. gaucie [adj GAWCIER, GAWCIEST] - See also: gaucie



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gawcy

gavials
gaviiform seabird
gavilimomab
gavot
gavots
gavotte
gavotted
gavottes
gavotting
gavver
gavvers
gawbies
gawby
gawcier
gawciest
gawcy (current term)
gawd
gawds
gawk
gawked
gawker
gawkers
gawkers' block
gawkier
gawkies
gawkiest
gawkily
gawkiness
gawkinesses
gawking

Literary usage of Gawcy

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1825)
"... some wi cocket tails, but maist o' them wi tails atween their legs, and wi bleared e'en watching the whip at every flourish o' the gawcy driver, ..."

2. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1862)
"Jamieson's gawcy affords a trace of the word in its third meaning : Weel might yc trow to see them there Whan pacing \vi* a ..."

3. Whistle-binkie: A Collection of Songs for the Social Circle by John Donald Carrick, Alexander Rodger, David Robertson (1890)
"Gin ye'd do liko the brutes, only drink when ye're dry, Ye might gather cash yet, grow gawcy and gash yet, And curry your noddle Perth-Provest-pow-high ..."

4. The Edinburgh Literary Journal; Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1830)
"... day when he stood near the sea, A fleet o' Tyrian ships ¡u glee Was sailin' gawcy by— He ..."

5. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1867)
"... some wi' cocket tails, but maist o* them wi' tails at ween their legs, and wi' bleared e'en watching the whip at every flourish o' the gawcy driver, ..."

6. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1867)
"... some wi' cocket tails, but maist o' them wi' tails atween their legs, and wi' bleared e'en watching the whip at every flourish o' the gawcy driver, ..."

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