gallowglass


gal·low·glass

noun \ˈga-lō-ˌglas\

Definition of GALLOWGLASS

1
:  a mercenary or retainer of an Irish chief
2
:  an armed Irish foot soldier

Origin of GALLOWGLASS

modification of Irish gallóglach, from gall foreigner + óglach young man, warrior
First Known Use: circa 1515

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