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

  • n. Informal A girl.
  • n. The centimeter-gram-second unit of acceleration, equal to one centimeter per second per second.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gallon.
  • n. An adolescent girl or young woman.
  • n. A galileo.


Alteration of girl.
After Galileo Galilei.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From gallon. (Wiktionary)
Representing a nonstandard pronunciation of girl. (Wiktionary)
Shortened from galileo (Wiktionary)



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