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Strictly British

gaga
Senile, with overtones of being crazy and/or foolish.

galoshes
U.S.: rainboots.

gaol
U.S.: jail.

galumph
To gallop or prance. The word was created by Lewis Carroll in the book WEB LINKThrough the Looking Glass.

gâteau
A large rich layer cake, where some of the layers are made of cream or fruit.

"Gâteau" is a loan word from the French gâteau, "cake", so strictly speaking the first 'a' should be written as â, but in common English use that detail is often omitted.

geroff
Colloquial form of "Get off", which in turn means "leave me alone" or "let go."

gillyflower
Any of several plants related to the carnation that have fragrant flowers. This term crops up occasionally in descriptions of Elizabethan gardens. (AHD)

Compare with gillyweed.

git
Idiot. A variant of the slang noun "get," which also means an idiot (usually in Ireland or the north of England) and which was derived from a rather archaic term for the offspring of any animal (that, in turn, was derived from the verb to beget, meaning "to give birth to".

glen
A Scottish term for "valley".

gorn
Gone.

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