Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GEEM, n. Also gweem. ne.Sc. forms of Eng. gum (Bnff.2 1946; ‡Abd.27 1954). For other forms and usages see Goom and Gum, n.1 Comb. geem-teeth, = gam-teeth s.v. Gam (Abd.27 1954). [g(w)i:m (see P.L.D. § 128)] Abd. 1923  J. R. Imray Village Roupie 28:
Twa three stumps in my geems are noo a' that I hae.
Abd. 1933  J. H. Smythe Blethers 32:
Then o' teeth cam' oot twa seams, Syne niz an' chin met ower the gweems.
Bch. 1943  W. S. Forsyth Guff o' Waur 45:
Syne Kirsty laid her teethless geems against the cuppie's rim.

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