1. of or relating to ancient Gaul, its inhabitants, or their language.

Origin of Gaulish

First recorded in 1650–60; Gaul + -ish1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for gaulish


  1. the extinct language of the pre-Roman Gauls, belonging to the Celtic branch of the Indo-European family
  1. of or relating to ancient Gaul, the Gauls, or their language
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Word Origin and History for gaulish


1650s (adj.); 1660s (n.), from Gaul + -ish.

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