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[gal-uh-wey] /ˈgæl əˌweɪ/
a historic region in SW Scotland.
one of a Scottish breed of beef cattle having a coat of curly, black hair.
one of a Scottish breed of small, strong horses. Unabridged
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  • "Never mind what you thought," retorted Galloway impatiently.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • He's as hard wi' me as if I had been the wild Scot o' Galloway.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • "You haven't left much to chance," replied Galloway, with a grim smile.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • "I am grieved that it should have happened," said Mr. Galloway, kindly.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Wear Galloway's Tried and Proven, and fate cannot touch you.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for Galloway


an area of SW Scotland, on the Solway Firth: consists of the former counties of Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, now part of Dumfries and Galloway; in the west is a large peninsula, the Rhinns of Galloway, with the Mull of Galloway, a promontory, at the south end of it (the southernmost point of Scotland) related adjectives Gallovidian Galwegian
a breed of hardy beef cattle, usually black, originally bred in Galloway
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Word Origin and History for Galloway

district in southwestern Scotland, Medieval Latin Gallovidia, from Welsh Gallwyddel, Irish Gallgaidhil, literally "foreign Gaels." The adjective Galwegian is on analogy of Norwegian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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