galore

adjective

ga·​lore gə-ˈlȯr How to pronounce galore (audio)
: in large numbers or amounts : plentiful
used postpositively
bargains galore
The New York Transit Museum spans a full block underground, with vintage cars galore.Margot Boyer-Dry

Examples of galore in a Sentence

there was food galore at our Thanksgiving meal with restaurants galore, the city is an epicure's delight
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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Irish go leor, from go, particle forming an adverbial phrase from an adjective (from go "to, till, until," going back to Old Irish co, going back to Celtic *kwo-; akin to Old Church Slavic "to") + leor "sufficient, enough," going back to Old Irish lour, loor, going back to Celtic *lowero- or *lawero- (whence Welsh llawer "much, many"), of uncertain origin

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galore was in 1628

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Cite this Entry

“Galore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galore. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

galore

adjective
ga·​lore gə-ˈlō(ə)r How to pronounce galore (audio)
-ˈlȯ(ə)r
: abundant, plentiful
used after the word it modifies
has charm galore

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