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[gey-lawrd] /ˈgeɪˌlɔrd/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mrs. Gaylord she's an alimony-collector by profession and doing right well at her trade, too, from all I can gather.

    J. Poindexter, Colored Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • You must excuse me, Mr. Gaylord, if I stick to the opinion that I have solved the puzzle.

    The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster
  • As I had heard the Colonel boast, a Gaylord could not tell a lie.

    The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster
  • If you wish to pay it, all right; otherwise I get it from Colonel Gaylord.

    The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mathers, a lady who was visiting them and Colonel Gaylord.

    The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster
  • Colonel Gaylord was not in the habit of carrying matches in his pockets then?

    The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster
  • "It's because you never were tempted with such pie as that," replied the audacious Mr. Gaylord.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
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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