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gallus

Line breaks: gal¦lus
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaləs/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also gallous)

Definition of gallus in English:

adjective

chiefly Scottish
Bold, cheeky, or flashy.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'fit to be hanged'): variant of gallows used attributively.

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