bally

[ bal-ee ]
/ ˈbæl i /
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adjective, adverb British Slang.

damned (euphemism for bloody).

Nearby words

  1. balls,
  2. balls-up,
  3. ballsy,
  4. ballup,
  5. ballwin,
  6. ballyhoo,
  7. ballymena,
  8. ballymoney,
  9. ballyrag,
  10. balm

Origin of bally

First recorded in 1840–50; by alteration

Bally

[ bah-lee ]
/ ˈbɑ li /

noun

a city in SW West Bengal, in E India, NW of Kolkata.
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bally

1
/ (ˈbælɪ) /

adjective, adverb

British slang a euphemism for bloody (def. 6)

noun

Northern English dialect a thumb
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Word Origin and History for bally

bally

adj.

1885, British English, slang euphemism for bloody.

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