gull 2 (gŭl)
A person who is easily tricked or cheated; a dupe.
tr.v. gulled, gull·ing, gulls
To deceive or cheat.
[Probably from gull, to swallow (obsolete), from Middle English golen, to pretend to swallow, from gole, throat, perhaps from Old French goule; see GULLET.]
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