from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Gaul or France; French.

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  • adj. Of or relating to Gaul or France.


Latin Gallicus, from Gallus, a Gaul.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin gallicus. (Wiktionary)


  • Guy Cogeval, the exhibit's head curator, says even in the 20th century, Monet has been met with what he calls a Gallic snobbishness.

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  • Here as elsewhere, Pennac's aphoristic style puts the ooh-la-la in Gallic shrug:

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  • Alamy Cycling along the coast of Ile de Re Ile de Re - 50 kilometers The island on France's Atlantic coast has been described as the Gallic Hamptons: a resort area just hours from Paris enjoying a sunny microclimate, beaches, oysters and fine wines.

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  • The 30 x 1 min Gallic show was an instant hit when it aired on Canal Plus seven years ago, but has grown to become an Internet phenom, with pirated Arab and Creole-language versions, as well as the original French and English versions, popular on sites such as YouTube.

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  • The Schuman Plan signalizes more than a decrease in Gallic targets; in making our top military dispositions, it would take for granted the identity of Germans with the West.

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  • The former, as well as his son, whom he had created Augustus, was dressed in Gallic trousers, 79 a saffron tunic, and a robe of purple.

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  • Had he been French, it might have been called a Gallic shrug; as he weren't, it was a decidedly English one.

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  • During his life-time, the visionary French art collector Jacques Kerchache—often referred to as a Gallic Indiana Jones for his insatiable wanderlust and thirst for adventure—built up an unparalleled collection of West African voodoo statuary.

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  • I can only conjecture, therefore, from the emblems on the tombs and the rudeness of the reliefs, that they must date from early Christian times, probably the so-called Gallic (really Slavonic) invasions prior to Diocletian; and two or three huge and elaborate roadside crosses, cut from single stones and minutely decorated in relief, found nearer Cettinje, added to the conjectural evidence, for the origin of these was equally unknown to the present inhabitants.

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  • French was only accidental, it was called the Gallic disease, "a monstrous disease," said Cataneus, "never seen in previous centuries and altogether unknown in the world."

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