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Gaylord

[gey-lawrd] /ˈgeɪˌlɔrd/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • Everything about Gaylord seemed old, exhausted, quite ineffectual.

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  • Then Gaylord telephoned, and she had him up for afternoon tea, during which he told her all about it.

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  • I was employed by Colonel Gaylord to find out who stole the bonds and I have done so.

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  • You must excuse me, Mr. Gaylord, if I stick to the opinion that I have solved the puzzle.

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  • If you wish to pay it, all right; otherwise I get it from Colonel Gaylord.

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  • As I had heard the Colonel boast, a Gaylord could not tell a lie.

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  • Young Gaylord had not injured anyone; he himself had been injured.

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Word Origin and History for Gaylord

masc. proper name, also a surname (from early 13c.), also Galliard, from Old French Gaillart, from Proto-Germanic *Gailhard "lofty-hard," or Old French gaillard "lively, brisk, gay, high-spirited."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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