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gal

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[ gal ]
/ gæl /
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noun Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
a term used to refer to a girl or woman.
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Origin of gal

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

usage note for gal

See girl.

Other definitions for gal (2 of 4)

gal2
[ gal ]
/ gæl /

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

Origin of gal

2
First recorded in 1910–15; named after Galileo

Other definitions for gal (3 of 4)

gal.

abbreviation
gallon; gallons.

Other definitions for gal (4 of 4)

Gal.

abbreviation Bible.
Galatians.
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British Dictionary definitions for gal (1 of 5)

gal1
/ (ɡæl) /

noun
slang a girl

British Dictionary definitions for gal (2 of 5)

gal2
/ (ɡæl) /

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

Word Origin for gal

C20: named after Galileo

British Dictionary definitions for gal (3 of 5)

GAL
/ text messaging /

abbreviation for
get a life

British Dictionary definitions for gal (4 of 5)

gal.

gall.


abbreviation for
gallon

British Dictionary definitions for gal (5 of 5)

Gal.
/ Bible /

abbreviation for
Galatians
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Medical definitions for gal

gal.

abbr.
gallon
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Scientific definitions for gal

gal.

Abbreviation of gallon
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