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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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Beloved wife of the late Merfyn Hughes Roberts, dear mother of Gareth, Jane and Gomer and mother in law of Gwerfyl, Meredydd and the late Lynne, caring nain of Tomos and his wife Vicky, Elin, Alys, Elis, Owain, Bethan and her husband Joe and Ffion, hen nain of Benjamin, William and Evan, and fond sister of Branwen and the late Owain.
Gomer had seven convictions for nine offences including breaches of a criminal behaviour order which prevented him threatening or pretending to self harm by walking into traffic.
Gomer, who moved to London around 20 years ago and lived above pubs across Southwark, loved cheese on toast and was known for calling everyone "sunshine", as well as having worn nothing but a Welsh flag and a mankini to raise PS1,000 for Help for Heroes.
Prompted by the wonderful poet, editor and counsellor, Ceri Wyn Jones at Gomer, three years ago to take on two books - The Best Welsh XV Ever and the still unwritten Gonzo - I took the plunge.
I had just finished my night shift at the Western Mail and was walking home through Gorsedd Gardens when I saw two policemen standing in the doorway of number 22 Park Place, Cardiff, the residence of Gomer Charles.
Dr Gomer is widely recognized for her exceptional skills in cosmetic and general dentistry.
Russell Gomer (left) as Elwyn, and Ieuan Rhys as his roommate Kelly
Gomer Davies and former Wales flanker Richard Parks have just returned from Nairobi where they coached 100 youngsters and helped in a project to build a new toilet block for a school.
Gomer avoided confronting her situation for two months until she finally had "a huge bump in the middle of my shin.
TRICIO: With lettuce and parsley as a lure, a snail named Gomer won through yesterday in a race of molluscs dragging 30 times their own weight.
Gomer of the Howard Hughes Institute at Rice University in Houston.