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gallus

adjective
  1. Scot bold; daring; reckless
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Word Origin for gallus

a variant of gallows used as an adjective, meaning fit for the gallows
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Historical Examples of gallus

  • But gallus birds like you and your company, it's best for us not to be seen in company with.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • The word Gallus, a Gaul, is of course the same as the Irish gal, a stranger.

  • Gallus, Gallus, go not so near to the edge of the pond; it is deep, as I have warned you.

    Aurelian

    William Ware

  • Gallus unrestrained is a slave—a slave of passion and the sport of chance.

    Aurelian

    William Ware

  • I had not forgotten Paulus; I had seen with my own eyes Gallus.