- an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having rose-colored underparts.
- Australian. a fool.
Origin of galah
1885–90; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, N New South Wales) gilā
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Historical Examples of galah
One had brought the pink feathers of a Galah, which had been stuck here and there amongst the twigs.Dot and the Kangaroo
Ethel C. Pedley
- an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having grey wings, back, and crest and a pink body
- Australian slang a fool or simpleton
Word Origin for galah
C19: from a native Australian language
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