galah

[ guh-lah ]
/ gəˈlɑ /
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noun

an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having rose-colored underparts.
Australian. a fool.

Nearby words

  1. galactosuria,
  2. galactosyl,
  3. galactotherapy,
  4. galacturonan,
  5. galago,
  6. galah session,
  7. galahad,
  8. galahad, sir,
  9. galangal,
  10. galant

Origin of galah

1885–90; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, N New South Wales) gilā

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Examples from the Web for 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


British Dictionary definitions for galah

galah

/ (ɡəˈlɑː) /

noun

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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