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n. Slang
1. An unsophisticated person; a yokel.
2. A patient considered irksome by a health care provider, especially a patient with chronic complaints that are trivial or unresponsive to repeated treatment.

[After Gomer Pyle, yokel character in the television series The Andy Griffith Show.]


1. (Medicine) a disagreeable hospital patient
2. (Military) military slang an inept colleague or trainee


(ˈgoʊ mər)
n. Slang.
1. an undesirable hospital patient.
2. an enemy aviator, esp. in a dogfight.
[1965–70; of disputed orig.]
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