Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GULL, n.6 A disappointment, a Drop; the fact of being hoaxed or deceived (Abd. 1955). Abd. 1953  :
She thocht she'd gotten him, but she fairly got a gull.

[Obs. Eng. gull, a trick, deception; and colloq., a credulous person, a dupe.]

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