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cully

[ kuhl-ee ]
/ ˈkʌl i /
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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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