gator

or ga·ter, ’ga·ter

[ gey-ter ]
/ ˈgeɪ tər /

noun

Southern U.S. Informal. alligator.

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Origin of gator

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; shortened form
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British Dictionary definitions for gator

gator

gater

/ (ˈɡeɪtə) /

noun

mainly US informal an alligator

Word Origin for gator

C19
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