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"pal" in British English

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palnoun [C]

uk   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)
Translations of “pal”
in Korean 친구…
in Arabic صَديق…
in Malaysian kawan…
in French copain/-ine…
in Russian приятель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 朋友,好友, (有時用於稱呼令人討厭的男性)老兄,老弟…
in Italian amico, -a…
in Turkish arkadaş, dost, ahbap…
in Polish kumpel/a…
in Spanish amigo, colega…
in Vietnamese bạn…
in Portuguese amigo, -a…
in Thai เพื่อนฝูง…
in German der Kumpel…
in Catalan amic, -iga, col·lega…
in Japanese 友達, 相棒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 朋友,好友, (有时用于称呼令人讨厌的男性)老兄,老弟…
in Indonesian teman…
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