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Anglicization of Irish Gaillimh, of uncertain meaning, unrelated to Galloway.

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  1. A county in the West of the Republic of Ireland.
    Synonym: County Galway
    • 2017, “Galway Girl”, performed by Ed Sheeran:
      I swear I'm gonna put you in a song that I write / About a Galway Girl and a perfect night
  2. A city in County Galway, Ireland.
  3. A toponymic surname from Irish.

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Galway (plural Galways)

  1. (nautical) Ellipsis of Galway hooker.
    • 1884, James Douglas Jerrold Kelley, American Yachts: Their Clubs and Races, page 161:
      In England there are Brighton Beach boats, Centre-board sloops, Pollywogs, Lough Erne yachts, Unas, New Brighton sailing-boats, yachts of the Norfolk Broads, Itchen, Clyde sailing and Keystone boats, Penzance luggers, Cobbles, Galways, Hookers and Pookhauns []