or ga·ter, ’ga·ter
- Southern U.S. Informal. alligator.
Origin of gator
Examples from the Web for gator
Contemporary Examples of gator
The Tea Party candidate also released his first TV ad, "Gator."Palin Backs Alligator Taming Senate Candidate
May 8, 2014
Translation: Talk to Ya Later, Ta Ta for Now, and Later, Gator.Should This Woman's Books Be Banned?
April 11, 2012
Almost no one comes to ride the airboats or stare at the leathery monsters in the gator pit.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
February 12, 2011
Historical Examples of gator
"It's a big 'gator," he murmured to Professor Ditson, who stood beside him.The Inca Emerald
For while we were halting in a glen to feed, Gator's rifle stood against a rock.Dariel
R. D. Blackmore
He could just make out the ugly head of the gator beneath the surface.The Motor Boys in Mexico
In the water that gator could go a hundred feet, almost, to your one!The Motor Boat Club in Florida
H. Irving Hancock
"Especially when a 'gator is chasing you," reminded Ned Rector.The Pony Rider Boys in Louisiana
Frank Gee Patchin
- mainly US informal an alligator
Word Origin for gator
1844, colloquial shortening of alligator.