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Definition of pal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(informal) (becoming old-fashioned) a friend We've been pals for years. see also pen pal
  2. 2(informal) used to address a man in an unfriendly way If I were you, pal, I'd stay away from her!
  3. NAmE//ˈpæli//
    adjective I got very pally (= friendly) with him.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pal