cully

[ kuhl-ee ]

noun,plural cul·lies.
  1. Archaic. a dupe.

  2. Slang. fellow; companion.

verb (used with object),cul·lied, cul·ly·ing.
  1. to trick; cheat; dupe.

Origin of cully

1
First recorded in 1655–65; perhaps shortening of cullion

Words Nearby cully

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How to use cully in a sentence

  • There is one of this kind at cully, Calvados, walled on three sides, and fed from the spring by two circular openings.

  • One, led by cully, ascends the cliff by a lateral ravine, and pursues its way along the upper table-land.

    The Lone Ranche | Captain Mayne Reid
  • Still, there is the damning evidence of the gun, which cully declares could only have been taken from him along with his life.

    The Lone Ranche | Captain Mayne Reid
  • It was not known to the Rangers, though cully remembered having heard something about it.

    The Lone Ranche | Captain Mayne Reid
  • Yes, I've been down toward cully and saw them put out a chimney fire.

British Dictionary definitions for cully

cully

/ (ˈkʌlɪ) /


nounplural -lies
  1. slang pal; mate

Origin of cully

1
C17: of unknown origin

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