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galley-west

[gal-ee-west] /ˈgæl iˈwɛst/
adverb
1.
Informal. into a state of unconsciousness, confusion, or disarray (usually used in the phrase to knock galley-west).
adjective
2.
Northern U.S. lopsided; cockeyed.
Origin
British dialect
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; alteration of British dialect collywest
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British Dictionary definitions for galley-west

galley-west

adverb
1.
(slang, mainly US) into confusion, inaction, or unconsciousness (esp in the phrase knock (someone or something) galley-west)
Word Origin
C19: from English dialect colly-west awry, perhaps from Collyweston, a village in Northamptonshire
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galley-west

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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