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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.
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Origin of agley

1775–85; a-1 + gleyglee2
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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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