verb (used without object), dal·lied, dal·ly·ing.
verb (used with object), dal·lied, dal·ly·ing.
Origin of dally
Examples from the Web for dallied
It has seemed to me that we have dallied and been mild more than enough, Arthur.The Last Miracle|M. P. Shiel
I was in the east, and with a certain lass held converse; with that fair I dallied, and long meetings had.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
I look upon her as a patriot; she dallied and she used the scissors on behalf of her people.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
I have dawdled and dallied, and refused to face things long enough.The Halo|Bettina von Hutten
For a whole fortnight the Austrians dallied in Valjevo and on the skirts of the ridges occupied by the enemy.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
British Dictionary definitions for dallied
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intr)
Word Origin for dally
Word Origin and History for dallied
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.