- valiant; sturdy
Origin: ME gaillard < OFr, brave < ML *galia, strength < IE base *gal-, to be able
- a lively French dance in triple time, for two dancers, popular in the 16th and 17th cent.
- music for this
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- A spirited dance popular in France in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- The triple-time music for this dance.
Origin: Middle English gaillard, from Old French gaillart, probably of Celtic origin.