ga·​lère | \ ga-ˈler How to pronounce galère (audio) \

Definition of galère

: a group of people having an attribute in common

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Examples of galère in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of galère

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of galère was in 1756

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“Galère.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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