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[guh-lawr, -lohr] /gəˈlɔr, -ˈloʊr/
in abundance; in plentiful amounts:
food and drink galore.
Origin of galore
1660-70; < Irish go leor enough, plenty (Scots Gaelic gu leòr, leòir), equivalent to go, particle forming predicative adjectives and adverbs + leór enough (Old Irish lour) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for galore


(immediately postpositive) in great numbers or quantity: there were daffodils galore in the park
Word Origin
C17: from Irish Gaelic go leór to sufficiency
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Word Origin and History for galore

1670s, from Irish go leór, corresponding to Gaelic gu leóir "sufficiently, enough." The particle go/gu usually means "to," but it also is affixed to adjectives to form adverbs, as here.

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