From Irish go leor and Scottish Gaelic gu leòr, gu leòir (“enough, plenty”), from Old Irish co, cu (“to, toward”), from Proto-Celtic *kom (“with”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (“next to, at, with, along”) + Old Irish leor, dative of léir (“assiduous, earnest, diligent”), from Proto-Celtic *lēros (“complete, diligent”).
- (Australia) IPA(key): [ɡəˈloː]
- (General American) IPA(key): [ɡəˈlɔɹ]
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [ɡəˈlɔː]
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
galore (not comparable)
- In abundance.
- After the shipwreck there was whisky galore to be had for the taking.
- This adjective always appears after the noun.