pal


1pal

noun \ˈpal\

: a close friend

—used to address a man in an angry or annoyed way

Full Definition of PAL

:  a close friend
pal·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of PAL

  1. We've been pals since we were kids.
  2. Come on—be a pal and lend me the money.

Origin of PAL

Romany phral, phal brother, friend, from Sanskrit bhrātṛ brother; akin to Old English brōthor brother
First Known Use: circa 1682

Rhymes with PAL

2pal

verb
palledpal·ling

Definition of PAL

intransitive verb
:  to be or become pals :  associate as pals <they've palled around for years>

First Known Use of PAL

1879

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