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gal

1

[ gal ]

noun

, Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
  1. a term used to refer to a girl or woman.


gal

2

[ gal ]

noun

  1. a centimeter-gram-second unit of acceleration, equal to one centimeter per second per second.

gal.

3

abbreviation for

  1. gallon; gallons.

Gal.

4

abbreviation for

, Bible.
  1. Galatians.

Gal.

1

abbreviation for

  1. Galatians


gal.

2

abbreviation for

  1. gallon

gal

3

/ ɡæl /

noun

  1. slang.
    a girl

GAL

4

abbreviation for

  1. get a life

gal

5

/ ɡæl /

noun

  1. a unit of acceleration equal to 1 centimetre per second per second

gal.

  1. Abbreviation of gallon


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Sensitive Note

See girl.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gal1

First recorded in 1785–95; originally, a dialectal pronunciation of girl

Origin of gal2

First recorded in 1910–15; named after Galileo

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gal1

C20: named after Galileo

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Example Sentences

Reports followed that the HBO Max project, set to begin production this spring, would be a 10-episode limited series titled And Just Like That and featuring the original gal pals in their 50s.

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We expect police officers to be the good guys and good gals.

With some, though, there was nothing to be done to help a kosher gal out.

Missy, 37, is a petite, bespectacled gal with a green pixie cut, and her arms are adorned with tattoos.

Before she headlined the Playboy resorts, Joan Rivers was the funny gal in a spirited trio that played in hip nightclubs.

Once we got that big hair on her, she found her inner Italian; her inner Long Island gal.

One must “prepare thyself” and “play as a team” while also making sure not to “be that guy/gal.”

She's been hired out a spell in Jacksonville,—nuss to a little gal, and now she's gwine home.

My sweet gal,” he said affably touching his cap, “is Capting Laidlaw within?

There is a vast difference between memy condition, I meanand the gal and her mother.

Keeps her gal in high school when shed ought to be in a store or a factory, earnin her keep.

I suggested that the gal pay the rent for December; itll be due in a day or two.

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