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galah

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Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlɑː
 
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Definition of galah in English:

noun

1A small Australian cockatoo with a grey back and rosy pink head and underparts.
  • Eulophus roseicapillus, family Cacatuidae (or Psittacidae)
Example sentences
  • You can attract birds like eastern rosellas, king parrots, galahs and lorikeets to your garden.
  • Because of today's down time with Esmeralda, it will be another day that I write about one of Australia's favourite idiots, the beautiful pink and grey galah.
  • I mean they have problems with galahs and cockatoos so this sort of balances that.
2Australian informal A stupid person.
Example sentences
  • One of the supporters of keeping Lismore Lake for birds was out collecting signatures for a petition when she swears, a member of the public came up and said ‘You'll keep the birds on the lake if you get rid of the galahs on the Council.’
  • The music industry event Don't Give Up Your Day Job - where music media and record company types make complete galahs of themselves in the name of charity (Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund For Children) - is back.
  • The Greenies are galahs too.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Yuwaalaraay (an Aboriginal language of New South Wales).

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