Definitions starting with G

ID #4421

gall somebody up

v. phr. 1. [cf. OED gall to make sore by chafing, and gall poison obs.→1450] (of a plant) to cause an itch: Da's poison wood. gall ya—gall ya up (Adelaide). (Black)

2. [cf. OED gall idem] to annoy intensely: See her cutting up with him? That does gall me up, hear? (Nassau). (Inagua)

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Last update: 2011-02-22 02:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of marcus bowe:
I heard this word by my Aunt's house. My aunt used this word.Consequently my aunt said one day her and my grandmother was in the mall and my grandmother saw one of her schoolmates. My grandmother’s school mate said, “Or you still look so you and fit,’ my grandmother’s response was, “ Yeah child I is live life easy but it look like you fall away because we the same age but you look far much older than me and you use to look so pretty.”
Added at: 2013-09-19 17:28

Comment of marcus bowe:
I heard this term by my mother. My mother used this term. My mother said that it galls her up to see how many young men are engaging in gang violence. She also said that rude children galls her up. Perhaps she descried the term gall somebody up as to frustrate or irate someone.
Added at: 2013-09-19 17:50