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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)

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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)
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