From Irish go leor and Scottish Gaelic gu leòr, gu leòir (“enough, plenty”), cf. Manx dy lhiooar, 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 (“visible, perceptible, clear, distinct, clever, explicit, evident (older assiduous, earnest, careful, zealous)”).
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ɡəˈloː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɡəˈlɔɹ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡəˈlɔː/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ɡəˈlo(ː)ɹ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ɡəˈloə/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: ga‧lore
galore (not comparable)
- (postpositive) In abundance.
- After the shipwreck there was whisky galore to be had for the taking.
- 1885, Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 564:
- […] But when I had bestridden the plank, quoth I to myself, "Thou deserveth all that betideth thee. All this is decreed to me of Allah (whose name be exalted!), to turn me from my greed of gain, whence ariseth all that I endure, for I have wealth galore."