galère

noun ga·lère \ ga-ˈler \

Definition of galère

: a group of people having an attribute in common

Examples of galère in a Sentence

  1. charged that the campus newspaper had been completely taken over by a galère of right-wing zealots

Origin and Etymology of galère

earlier, "group of undesirable people, unpleasant situation," borrowed from French, "unpleasant situation," literally, "galley," going back to Middle French, borrowed from Catalan galera, alteration (by suffix substitution or hiatus-filling) of galea, borrowed from Middle Greek galéa — more at galley


Learn More about galère


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up galère? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

having an air of easy unconcern

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!