a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gaylord

Contemporary Examples of gaylord

Historical Examples of gaylord

  • Everything about Gaylord seemed old, exhausted, quite ineffectual.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley

  • Then Gaylord telephoned, and she had him up for afternoon tea, during which he told her all about it.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley

  • I was employed by Colonel Gaylord to find out who stole the bonds and I have done so.

  • You must excuse me, Mr. Gaylord, if I stick to the opinion that I have solved the puzzle.

  • If you wish to pay it, all right; otherwise I get it from Colonel Gaylord.

Word Origin and History for gaylord


masc. proper name, also a surname (from early 13c.), also Galliard, from Old French Gaillart, from Proto-Germanic *Gailhard "lofty-hard," or Old French gaillard "lively, brisk, gay, high-spirited."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper