Pal around



verb phrase

To be ”pals”; consort as ”pals”: the people he palled around with (1915+)
Associate as friends or chums, as in Bill and Jim have been palling around for years. This expression makes a verb of the noun pal, which comes from the Gypsy word for “brother.” [ c. 1900 ]

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    [pal-uh-tuh-buh l] /ˈpæl ə tə bəl/ adjective 1. acceptable or agreeable to the or taste; savory: palatable food. 2. acceptable or agreeable to the mind or feelings: palatable ideas. /ˈpælətəbəl/ adjective 1. pleasant to taste 2. acceptable or satisfactory: a palatable suggestion adj. 1660s, “good-tasting,” from palate + -able. Figurative use from 1680s. Related: Palatably; […]

  • Palatable

    [pal-uh-tuh-buh l] /ˈpæl ə tə bəl/ adjective 1. acceptable or agreeable to the or taste; savory: palatable food. 2. acceptable or agreeable to the mind or feelings: palatable ideas. /ˈpælətəbəl/ adjective 1. pleasant to taste 2. acceptable or satisfactory: a palatable suggestion adj. 1660s, “good-tasting,” from palate + -able. Figurative use from 1680s. Related: Palatably; […]



  • Palatal

    [pal-uh-tl] /ˈpæl ə tl/ adjective 1. Anatomy. of or relating to the . 2. Phonetics. articulated with the blade of the tongue held close to or touching the . noun 3. Phonetics. a palatal consonant. /ˈpælətəl/ adjective 1. Also called palatine. of or relating to the palate 2. (phonetics) of, relating to, or denoting a […]

  • Palatalization

    [pal-uh-tl-ahyz] /ˈpæl ə tlˌaɪz/ Phonetics verb (used with object), palatalized, palatalizing. 1. to articulate (a consonant other than a normal palatal) as a or with relatively more contact between the blade of the tongue and the , as in certain pronunciations of the l- sound in million. verb (used without object), palatalized, palatalizing. 2. (of […]



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