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Meaning of DALLY

Pronunciation:  'dalee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
  2. [v]  talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
  3. [v]  waste time; "Get busy--don't dally!"
  4. [v]  behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection"

DALLY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dawdle, flirt, flirt, mash, philander, play, play, romance, toy, trifle
 See Also: act, act, behave, consider, deal, do, look at, move, speak, take, talk, vamp, wanton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dal"ly\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dallied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dallying}.] [OE. ?alien, dailien; cf. Icel. pylja to talk,
    G. dallen, dalen, dahlen, to trifle, talk nonsense, OSw. tule
    a droll or funny man; or AS. dol foolish, E. dull.]
    1. To waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in
       idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to
       tarry; to trifle.
             We have trifled too long already; it is madness to
             dally any longer.                     --Calamy.
             We have put off God, and dallied with his grace.
    2. To interchange caresses, especially with one of the
       opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport.
             Not dallying with a brace of courtesans. --Shak.
             Our aerie . . . dallies with the wind. --Shak.
  2. \Dal"ly\, v. t.
    To delay unnecessarily; to while away.
          Dallying off the time with often skirmishes. --Knolles.
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