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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɡʌl.ɪ.vəɹ/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From a medieval nickname for a greedy person (from Old French goulafre "glutton"). Jonathan Swift used it in his satire 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726), about the shipwrecked ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, whose adventures "offer opportunities for a wide-ranging and often savage lampooning of human stupidity and vice."
Added 11/13/2012 by SeaHorse15
Edited 1/10/2023 by StingyKingPro and LMS