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[gal-breyth] /ˈgæl breɪθ/
John Kenneth, 1908–2006, U.S. economist, born in Canada. Unabridged
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  • She was the old Rose again; the Rose whom Galbraith would have recognized.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • Here Colonel Galbraith was killed and nine other officers of the 66th.

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  • The thing of all others that irritated Galbraith was the possession of a divided mind.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • I want to take Galbraith by the hand, and tell him all I feel.

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  • Galbraith admitted it was beautiful, but wasn't overwhelmed at all as he had been by the other.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
British Dictionary definitions for Galbraith


John Kenneth. 1908–2006, US economist and diplomat born in Canada; author of The Affluent Society (1958), The New Industrial State (1967), and The Culture of Contentment (1992)
Derived Forms
Galbraithian, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Galbraith

surname, from Old Gaelic Gall-Bhreathnach "stranger-Briton," a name given to Britons settled among Gaels.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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