Gaelic

adjective
Gael·​ic | \ ˈgā-lik How to pronounce Gaelic (audio) , ˈga-, ˈgä- How to pronounce Gaelic (audio) \

Definition of Gaelic

1 : of or relating to the Gaels and especially the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland
2 : of, relating to, or constituting the Goidelic speech of the Celts in Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Scottish Highlands

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Gaelic noun

First Known Use of Gaelic

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig the Scottish Gaelic language, from Gàidheal Gael

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Gaelic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Gaelic

: of or relating to the Celtic people of Scotland and Ireland
: of or relating to the Celtic language of Scotland and Ireland

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