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Gail

[geyl]
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noun
  1. a female or male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “joy.”
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  • She's responsible, and Gail needs looking after among all this bunch, I know.

    Peggy Stewart at School

    Gabrielle E. Jackson

  • I entertained Gail and her father at the Embassy, that evening.

    Lone Star Planet

    Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

  • I needed that training as I finally learned Gail's last name.

    Lone Star Planet

    Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

  • I asked as Gail piloted me to a couple of seats where we could be alone.

    Lone Star Planet

    Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

  • Gail ain't strong enough to do such work, and our man is lazy.

    At the Little Brown House

    Ruth Alberta Brown


Word Origin and History for gail

Gail

fem. proper name, in some cases short for Abigail, or from the Hebrew root in that name meaning "rejoicing." Attained its greatest popularity in U.S. as a given name for girls born c.1945-1955.

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