galore

[ guh-lawr, -lohr ]
/ gəˈlɔr, -ˈloʊr /

adverb

in abundance; in plentiful amounts: food and drink galore.

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Origin of galore

1660–70; < Irish go leor enough, plenty (Scots Gaelic gu leòr, leòir), equivalent to go, particle forming predicative adjectives and adverbs + leór enough (Old Irish lour)

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British Dictionary definitions for galore

galore

/ (ɡəˈlɔː) /

determiner

(immediately postpositive) in great numbers or quantitythere were daffodils galore in the park

Word Origin for galore

C17: from Irish Gaelic go leór to sufficiency

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Word Origin and History for galore

galore

adj.

1670s, from Irish go leór, corresponding to Gaelic gu leóir "sufficiently, enough." The particle go/gu usually means "to," but it also is affixed to adjectives to form adverbs, as here.

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