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    "The gundy" -meaning and origin?

    I've occasionally hear the expression "Give it the gundy". What is the meaning and origin of the expression "the gundy" as used in the USA?

    Currently, YouTube videos by the plumber Steve Lavimoniere have made the expression popular among his followers. He doesn't use "the gundy" in the same sense as defined by https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gundy. - namely
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    I have never heard the word. If used in the US, and not just a rare import, it is regional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashirosgt View Post
    What is the meaning and origin of the expression "the gundy" as used in the USA?
    No one that I have known or heard has ever used that term. I think it's something only Steve the Plumber says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashirosgt View Post
    I've occasionally hear the expression "Give it the gundy". What is the meaning and origin of the expression "the gundy" as used in the USA?

    Currently, YouTube videos by the plumber Steve Lavimoniere have made the expression popular among his followers. He doesn't use "the gundy" in the same sense as defined by https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gundy. - namely
    I've also never heard the word. It may be regional, just not here, or in van Rijn or NCN's necks of the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    I've also never heard the word. It may be regional, just not here, or in van Rijn or NCN's necks of the woods.
    In these parts, gundy was a sort of horrible home-made toffee, back when I was growing up. I once threw a chunk out of the window rather than eat it.
    I can't see a potential connection, though.

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    This is the first I've ever encountered it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    In these parts, gundy was a sort of horrible home-made toffee, back when I was growing up. I once threw a chunk out of the window rather than eat it.
    I can't see a potential connection, though.

    Grant Hutchison
    That's the only definition I could find online (excluding Urban Dictionary, which has some "interesting" definitions).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    No one that I have known or heard has ever used that term. I think it's something only Steve the Plumber says.
    That's possible - yet I haven't heard him create new meanings for other words. As a Northerner, he enjoys parodying a Southern dialect (with a yankee's imperfect understanding of that dialect). I'm from the South. To me, "Give it the gundy" means (in general) to put stress on something, usually to put the stress on it by requiring it to do something it's supposed to be able to do.

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