a representative sampling of public opinion or public awareness concerning a certain subject or issue.
a sampling by the American Institute of Public Opinion or its British counterpart of the views of a representative cross section of the population, used esp as a means of forecasting voting
1940, from George H. Gallup (1901-1984), U.S. journalist and statistician, who in 1935 set up the American Institute of Public Opinion.
/ˈɡæləs/ adjective 1. (Scot) bold; daring; reckless
[gal-uh-siz] /ˈgæl ə sɪz/ noun, (used with a plural verb) Older Use. 1. a pair of suspenders for trousers. /ˈɡæləsɪz/ plural noun 1. (dialect) braces for trousers
noun 1. any wasp of the family Cynipidae, the larvae of which form characteristic galls on plants. noun 1. any small solitary wasp of the family Cynipidae and related families that produces galls in plant tissue, which provide shelter and food for the larvae
[gal-ee] /ˈgæl i/ verb (used with object), gallied, gallying. Chiefly Dialect. 1. to frighten or scare.