verb (used without object), dal·lied, dal·ly·ing.
verb (used with object), dal·lied, dal·ly·ing.
Origin of dally
Synonyms for dally
Related Words for dalliedlinger, putter, tarry, drag, procrastinate, trail, idle, loiter, lag, boondoggle, lollygag, cosset, frolic, gambol, rollick, romp, tamper, wanton, frivol
Examples from the Web for dallied
Historical Examples of dallied
He dallied in his room so that she might have plenty of time in which to learn Mary's news.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
I had a heart that dallied Letter to Southey, July 29, 1802.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
She walked slowly and more slowly as he dallied by her side.Mountain Blood
And still Charles dallied and delayed, still the main army did not come up.The Red True Story Book
If he had dallied in his love-making he lingered in his kissing.Colorado Jim
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intr)
Word Origin for dally
c.1300, "to talk, converse," possibly from Anglo-French dalier "to amuse oneself," of uncertain origin. Sense of "waste time" emerged by late 14c. Related: Dallied; dallying.