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pal

noun \ ˈpal \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of pal

: a close friend

palship

play \ˈpal-ˌship\ noun

Examples of pal in a Sentence

  1. We've been pals since we were kids.

  2. Come on—be a pal and lend me the money.

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Origin and Etymology of pal

Romany phral, phal brother, friend, from Sanskrit bhrātṛ brother; akin to Old English brōthor brother


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pal

verb

Definition of pal

palled; palling
intransitive verb
: to be or become pals : associate as pals
  • they've palled around for years

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First Known Use of pal

1875



PAL Defined for English Language Learners

pal

noun

Definition of pal for English Language Learners

  • : a close friend

  • —used to address a man in an angry or annoyed way


PAL Defined for Kids

pal

noun \ ˈpal \

Definition of pal for Students

: a close friend

Law Dictionary

PAL

abbreviation

legal Definition of PAL

passive activity loss


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