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Gaul·​ish ˈgȯ-lish How to pronounce Gaulish (audio)
: of or relating to the Gauls or their language or land


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: the Celtic language of the ancient Gauls see Indo-European Languages Table

Examples of Gaulish in a Sentence

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Some Italian immigrants, however, were the descendants of slaves brought back to Rome from colonized territories and are thus victims of colonization if there is at least one drop of Gaulish or Frisian or Celtic blood in their DNA profile. Daniel Foster, National Review, 30 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1659, in the meaning defined above


1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gaulish was in 1659

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“Gaulish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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