gull

You know those birds that hang out by the ocean, and grab your sandwich if you aren't paying attention? Those are gulls, also known as sea gulls. Gulls are found in every continent, including Antarctica.

The noun gull has two very distinct definitions. Gulls are shore birds, of course, but lesser-used meaning of the word is "a person who is easy to fool." Your little brother might be a gull if you can trick him into doing your chores along with his own. You may know the related word gullible, which describes a willingness to believe anything, without questioning whether it is true.

Primary Meanings of gull

1.
n
mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
2.
nv
a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
fool or hoax
Full Definitions of gull
1

n mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs

Synonyms:
sea gull, seagull
Types:
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Larus canus, mew, mew gull, sea mew
the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
Larus marinus, black-backed gull, cob, great black-backed gull
white gull having a black back and wings
Larus argentatus, herring gull
large gull of the northern hemisphere
Larus ridibundus, blackcap, laughing gull, pewit, pewit gull
small black-headed European gull
Pagophila eburnea, ivory gull
white Arctic gull; migrates as far south as England and New Brunswick
kittiwake
small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe
Type of:
larid
long-winged web-footed aquatic bird of the gull family
2

n a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Synonyms:
chump, fall guy, fool, mark, mug, patsy, soft touch, sucker
Type of:
dupe, victim
a person who is tricked or swindled

v fool or hoax

Synonyms:
befool, cod, dupe, fool, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in
Types:
kid, pull the leg of
tell false information to for fun
Type of:
betray, deceive, lead astray
cause someone to believe an untruth

v make a fool or dupe of

Synonyms:
befool, fool
Type of:
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on
be false to; be dishonest with

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