October 27, 2016
Learner's Word of the Day
gourd /ˈguɚd/ noun
gourd
/ˈguɚd/
noun

plural gourds

A variety of gourds
A variety of gourds
Learner's definition of GOURD

[count]

: any one of several types of fruits that have a hard shell and that are used for decoration and not for eating

out of your gourd US, informal

  • That guy is completely out of his gourd. [=(more commonly) out of his mind]

— sometimes used to give emphasis

  • I was bored out of my gourd. [=I was very bored]

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