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1. slang Someone who is unsophisticated and/or cloddish. Refers to Gomer Pyle, a character on The Andy Griffith Show who exhibited such traits. Did he really wear cut-off shorts to that fancy restaurant? What a gomer.
2. slang A hospital patient who annoys or frustrates doctors, as due to frequent and varied medical complaints. Ugh, that guy's a real gomer—what does he claim is making him sick today?
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1. n. a stupid oaf; a social reject. (From the television character Gomer Pyle.) Who’s that gomer in the overalls?
2. and goomer (ˈgumɚ) n. a person unwelcome in a hospital. (Supposedly an acronym for Get out of my emergency room.) I don’t want that goomer back in the emergency room.
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