"gallows" Definition

  1. or GALLUS, very, or exceedingly—an unpleasant exclamation; “GALLOWS poor,” very poor. Term originally applied to anything bad enough to deserve hanging.

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Position in the dictionary: 1384 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: gallows bird, gallowses, gally-yarn, galoot., galore, gamb, game, game leg, gameness, gammon
Previous words in the dictionary: gallivant, gallipot, gallimaufry, gallanty show, galeny, gage, gag, gaffing, gaffer, gaff

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