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gator

[gey-ter] /ˈgeɪ tər/
noun
1.
Southern U.S. Informal. alligator.
Origin of gator
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; shortened form
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gator

/ˈɡeɪtə/
noun
1.
(mainly US, informal) an alligator
Word Origin
C19
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n.

1844, colloquial shortening of alligator.

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gatoring

noun

A sort of divertissement in which the participants writhe about among one another on the floor: Gatoring is over (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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