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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.]
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1. (Medicine) a disagreeable hospital patient
2. (Military) military slang an inept colleague or trainee
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(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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Halloween may be nine months away but pagan Jai Gomer says he has had nothing but positive responses to his new store, which sells witching supplies to the people of Roath.