- Archaic. a dupe.
- Slang. fellow; companion.
- to trick; cheat; dupe.
Origin of cully
First recorded in 1655–65; perhaps shortening of cullion
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Examples from the Web for cully
Then they would all laugh knowingly, and one would say, "What's it to be, cully?"The Christian
Shortly thereafter, Cully discovered why he still lived, breathed: a suit.
Cully stared at the edges of the unmoving curtain before him.
Cully's mind was held, hypnotized, but his body moved of its own volition.
Cully smiled at the old man, the words churning in his brain; but he did not understand.
- slang pal; mate
C17: of unknown origin
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