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bally

[ bal-ee ]
/ ˈbæl i /
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adjective, adverb British Slang.
damned (euphemism for bloody).
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Origin of bally

First recorded in 1840–50; by alteration

Other definitions for bally (2 of 2)

Bally
[ bah-lee ]
/ ˈbɑ li /

noun
a city in SW West Bengal, in E India, NW of Kolkata.
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British Dictionary definitions for bally (1 of 2)

bally1
/ (ˈbælɪ) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for bally (2 of 2)

bally2
/ (ˈbælɪ) /

noun
Northern English dialect a thumb
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