gump

Definitions

Slang

  • noun a foolish, clumsy person, a simpleton. This widespread term pre-dated the 1994 film Forrest Gump. It originated in Yorkshire English dialect, in which it denoted a ‘dolt’ and was probably related to the colloquial ‘gumption’.
  • noun a male prostitute, particularly a transvestite male prostitute, from the slang of Chicago police, recorded in the non-fiction work Pure Cop, 1991. By 2000 it was also in use in the UK.
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