Gaul

noun
\ ˈgȯl How to pronounce Gaul (audio) \

Definition of Gaul

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a Celt of ancient Gaul
2 : frenchman

Gaul

geographical name
\ ˈgȯl How to pronounce Gaul (audio) \
variants: or Latin Gallia \ ˈga-​lē-​ə How to pronounce Gaul (audio) \

Definition of Gaul (Entry 2 of 2)

ancient country of western Europe comprising the region now occupied by France and Belgium and at one time also the Po River valley in northern Italy — see cisalpine gaul, transalpine gaul

First Known Use of Gaul

Noun

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gaul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gaul. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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