galère

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noun ga·lère \ga-ˈler\

Definition of galère

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1756

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