Origin of Gaelcontr. from Gaelic Gaidheal, akin to Irish Gaedheal, Old Irish Góidel, Welsh gwyddel
- A Gaelic-speaking Celt of Scotland, Ireland, or the Isle of Man.
- A Scottish Highlander.
Origin of GaelScottish Gaelic Gaidheal Irish Gaelic Gael both from Old Irish Goídil ; see Goidelic .
- A member of an ethnic group in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, whose language is one that is Gaelic.
- 1911 The Great Gaels of Ireland
- are the men that God made mad,
- For all their wars are merry
- and all their songs are sad.
- The Ballad of the White Horse, G.K. Chesterton