an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.
(slang, mainly US) a clumsy or uncouth person
“awkward or boorish man,” 1812, nautical, “raw recruit, green hand,” apparently originally a sailor’s contemptuous word for soldiers or marines, of uncertain origin. “Dictionary of American Slang” proposes galut, Sierra Leone creole form of Spanish galeoto “galley slave.”
[gal-uh p] /ˈgæl əp/ noun 1. a lively round dance in duple time. 2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance. /ˈɡæləp/ noun 1. a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time 2. a piece of music composed for this dance
[gal-uh-peyd] /ˌgæl əˈpeɪd/ noun 1. . [gal-uh p] /ˈgæl əp/ noun 1. a lively round dance in duple time. 2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance. /ˌɡæləˈpeɪd/ noun 1. another word for galop /ˈɡæləp/ noun 1. a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time 2. a piece of music […]
[guh-lawr, -lohr] /gəˈlɔr, -ˈloʊr/ adverb 1. in abundance; in plentiful amounts: food and drink galore. /ɡəˈlɔː/ determiner 1. (immediately postpositive) in great numbers or quantity: there were daffodils galore in the park adj. 1670s, from Irish go leór, corresponding to Gaelic gu leóir “sufficiently, enough.” The particle go/gu usually means “to,” but it also is […]
[guh-losh] /gəˈlɒʃ/ noun 1. a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.