(?), n. [OE. gom, gome, attention; akin to AS. gemian, gyman, to regard, observe, gyme care, OS. gomean to heed, Goth. gaumjan to see, notice.]
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1. Capacity; shrewdness; common sense. [Colloq.]
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One does not have gumption till one has been properly cheated.
Lord Lytton.
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2. (Paint.) (a) The art of preparing colors. Sir W. Scott.

(b) Megilp. Fairholt.

3. initiative; resourcefulness.

4. Courage; guts.


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