bally

[bal-ee]

Origin of bally

First recorded in 1840–50; by alteration

Bally

[bah-lee]
noun
  1. a city in SW West Bengal, in E India, NW of Kolkata.
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British Dictionary definitions for bally

bally

1
adjective, adverb
  1. British slang a euphemism for bloody (def. 6)

bally

2
noun
  1. Northern English dialect a thumb
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Word Origin and History for bally
adj.

1885, British English, slang euphemism for bloody.

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