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galluses

[ gal-uh-siz ]
/ ˈgæl ə sɪz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)Older Use.

a pair of suspenders for trousers.

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Origin of galluses

First recorded in 1825–35; variant of gallows

OTHER WORDS FROM galluses

gallused, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for galluses

galluses
/ (ˈɡæləsɪz) /

pl n

dialect braces for trousers

Word Origin for galluses

C18: variant spelling of gallowses, from gallows (in the obsolete sense: braces)
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