Date: Sun, 4 Dec 1994 22:18:10 -0500
From: Robert Kelly kelly[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LEVY.BARD.EDU
Subject: Re: "gawmy"
Notice Irish-American gawm or gahm (presumably from Gaelic g long-a m,
a fool or the like); I take this to be the source of the usage under
discussion. Any Irish kid has been called it a thousand times.