Main definitions of gal in English

: gal1gal2

gal1

noun

North American
informal
  • A girl or young woman.

    • ‘So, miss, what's a lovely young gal doing out here in the middle of this god-forsaken nomad's land?’
    • ‘So you see, that German fish isn't doing much to impress this ole Texas gal and I know they didn't sling that sucker up in the back of a pick-up and run down to the paper office to have their picture made.’
    • ‘One young gal is the unfortunate recipient of a lobster claw lancing before being electrocuted via her hoop earrings.’
    • ‘I am so an eat-to-live kinda gal, unless Matthew cooks or takes me out, when I transform into a live-to-eat kinda gal (and sometimes the kind of girl that wears heels).’
    • ‘Blond and cheerful - she was a blue-jeans-and-T-shirt kind of gal, and the ‘wild one’ of the twins.’
    • ‘This good-time gal pushes men away while flashing a come-hither look; they have to decide whether the light in her eyes is red or green.’
    • ‘That said, you don't want to be the constant tag-along gal.’
    • ‘I'm a pretty social gal, so I feel like I'm always coming home, scooping up the dog, inviting him out, and when he says no, leaving without him to go do something more fun than sitting in our tiny apartment.’
    • ‘Even with the help of his Lordship's daughter, a pretty young gal named Truly, the treats are rejected.’
    • ‘I'm a very practical gal, who borders on full-time cynic.’
    • ‘The amusing thing about this, to me, is that the night before I was hosting a travelling anarchist gal who has been going around the country interviewing anarchist and radical women for a film she's making.’
    • ‘This guy could barely see the cards sometimes but still he is chatting up young gal.’
    • ‘Some may say that exchanging gifts in the hall is a bad idea, but some gal's squeeze may not be embarrassed to have a soft side and hand her a couple of pink carnations in front of the whole student body.’
    • ‘Because it's tough getting every gal in the crew to stay on the serious-minded track - your study sesh is likely to morph into more of a full-on fun-fest.’
    • ‘And they'll - people'll see, they'll say, I salute that guy or gal.’
    • ‘When you think of the situation, you're talking about a pretty huge athlete and a petite young gal.’
    • ‘Whatever change-a-roo you want to do, there are 10 no-fail secrets to becoming a great new gal - while sticking to the true-blue you.’
    • ‘Figuring she's the kind of gal who's turned on by a high roller, he uses the home of the Korean lobbyist he's working for to throw a loud, lurid party in her honor.’
    • ‘As you can see, these Baby Boomer basketball gals have their high-top Chucks on and they're ready to go!’
    • ‘You're definitely an all-around thoughtful gal.’
    young woman, young lady, miss
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Origin

Late 18th century: representing a pronunciation.

Pronunciation:

gal

/ɡal/

Main definitions of gal in English

: gal1gal2

gal2

noun

Physics
  • A unit of gravitational acceleration equal to one centimeter per second per second.

Origin

Early 20th century: named after Galileo Galilei.

Pronunciation:

gal

/ɡal/