Galah meaning

gə-lä
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An Australian cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillus syn. Cacatua roseicapilla) having pale blue-gray plumage and a pink breast.
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(australian) A fool; an idiot.
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A pink and gray cockatoo (Cacatua roseicapilla) that is widely distributed in inland Australia and is popular as a cage bird.
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A pink and grey species of cockatoo, Eolophus roseicapilla, native to Australia.
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(Australia, slang) A fool, an idiot.

That galah nearly drove me off the road.

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Origin of galah

  • Yuwaalaraay (Pama-Nyungan language of southeast Australia) gilaa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • (fool): From the bird. A connection with Malay gila (“mad”) has been suggested, but this explanation has not gained acceptance.

    From Wiktionary