galère

/ French (ɡalɛr) /

noun

a group of people having a common interest, esp a coterie of undesirable people
an unpleasant situation

Word Origin for galère

C18: literally: a galley
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Examples from the Web for galère

  • And what have they or you to do in this galere—I mean garden?'