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In course, sir, all gumptious folks are; they value themselves on their respectability, and looks down on their neighbors.

In course, sir, all gumptious folks are; they value themselves on their respectability, and looks down on their neighbours.

WORD ORIGIN

1719, originally Scottish, "common sense, shrewdness," also "drive, initiative," possibly connected with Middle English gome "attention, heed," from Old Norse gaumr "heed, attention." Sense of "initiative" is first recorded 1812.

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