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gal1

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noun Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
  1. a term used to refer to a girl or woman.
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Origin of gal1

First recorded in 1785–95; orig. dial. pronunciation of girl

Usage note

See girl.

gal2

[gal]
noun
  1. a centimeter-gram-second unit of acceleration, equal to one centimeter per second per second.
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Origin of gal2

First recorded in 1910–15; named after Galileo

gal.

  1. gallon; gallons.
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Gal.

  1. Galatians.
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British Dictionary definitions for gal

gal1

noun
  1. slang a girl
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gal2

noun
  1. a unit of acceleration equal to 1 centimetre per second per second
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Word Origin

C20: named after Galileo

GAL

abbreviation for
  1. get a life
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gal.

gall.

abbreviation for
  1. gallon
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Gal.

abbreviation for
  1. Galatians
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Word Origin and History for gal

n.

slang pronunciation of girl, 1795, execrated as a Cockney vulgarism. Gal Friday is 1940, in reference to "Robinson Crusoe."

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gal in Medicine

gal.

abbr.
  1. gallon
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gal in Science

gal.

  1. Abbreviation of gallon
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