= G =
gumby /guhm'bee/ n.
[from a class of Monty Python
characters, poss. with some influence from the 1960s claymation
character] 1. An act of minor but conspicuous stupidity, often in
`gumby maneuver' or `pull a gumby'. 2. [NRL] n. A bureaucrat,
or other technical incompetent who impedes the progress of real
work. 3. adj. Relating to things typically associated with people
in sense 2. (e.g. "Ran would be writing code, but Richard gave
him gumby work that's due on Friday", or, "Dammit! Travel
screwed up my plane tickets. I have to go out on gumby patrol.")
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.