gallus

noun

gal·​lus ˈga-ləs How to pronounce gallus (audio)
: suspender sense 2a
usually used in plural

Word History

Etymology

respelling of gallows entry 1, showing vowel reduction in final syllable

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gallus was in 1836

Dictionary Entries Near gallus

Cite this Entry

“Gallus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallus. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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