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Adjective meaning low-class, unkempt, prone to or resembling the product of inbreeding. Etymology: originated in Granville, NY, in reference to the Van Gilder family.
Do I need to change for dinner? No, I'll just go dressed like a gilder.
by Jonathan Victor Hall December 30, 2007
to be a Gilder is to be of the decent of the Gildersleeves.
to be a Gildersleeve and/or Gilder is wicked awesome.

the epitome of "gilder-ness" is theGILDER
Phil Michael theGILDER, rockstar and musician extraordinair.
by Michael April 03, 2005
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