Meaning of “pal” in the English Dictionary

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"pal" in British English

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palnoun [ C ]

uk /pæl/ us /pæl/ informal

a friend:

You're my best pal.
It's my old pal Pete!

[ as form of address ] used when talking to a man, sometimes in a friendly way but more often to a man who is annoying you:

Look, pal, you're asking for trouble.

(Definition of “pal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pal" in American English

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palnoun [ C ]

us /pæl/ infml

a friend:

The two politicians were never really pals.

(Definition of “pal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)