cully

[ kuhl-ee ]
/ ˈkʌl i /

noun, plural cul·lies.

Archaic. a dupe.
Slang. fellow; companion.

verb (used with object), cul·lied, cul·ly·ing.

to trick; cheat; dupe.

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Origin of cully

First recorded in 1655–65; perhaps shortening of cullion
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British Dictionary definitions for cully

cully
/ (ˈkʌlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

slang pal; mate

Word Origin for cully

C17: of unknown origin
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