agley

or a·gly

[ uh-glee, uh-gley, uh-glahy ]
/ əˈgli, əˈgleɪ, əˈglaɪ /
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adverb Chiefly Scot.

off the right line; awry; wrong.

Nearby words

  1. aglaia,
  2. aglaophon of thasos,
  3. aglare,
  4. agleam,
  5. aglet,
  6. aglimmer,
  7. aglint,
  8. aglisten,
  9. aglitter,
  10. aglossia

Origin of agley

1775–85; a-1 + gley glee2

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British Dictionary definitions for agley

agley

aglee (əˈɡliː)

/ (əˈɡleɪ, əˈɡlaɪ, əˈɡliː) /

adverb, adjective

Scot awry; askew

Word Origin for agley

from gley squint

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