[ guh-lah ]
/ gəˈlɑ /
an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having rose-colored underparts.
Australian. a fool.
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Origin of galah
1885–90; <Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language spoken near Lightning Ridge, N New South Wales) gilā
Words nearby galah
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Example sentences 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
/ (ɡəˈlɑː) /
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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