gallousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gallous +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

gallousness (uncountable)

  1. Impishness; mischief.
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 83:
      Then she sang, with an exaggeration of her native gallousness, several sentimental ballads of the day.