verb (used without object), dal·lied, dal·ly·ing.
verb (used with object), dal·lied, dal·ly·ing.
- dalles, the,
- dalling and bulwer, baron,
- dallis grass,
Origin of dally
Examples from the Web for dally
The original is, "She helde me with a tale of tytemary tally Tyll my thryfte was gone as quyte as a dally."
It was, however, of no use to dally, and orders were given for all hands to follow into the swamp.An Englishman's Travels in America|John Benwell
Dally did not stir, but stood gazing straight before her thoughtfully.
“Yes, I must,” said Dally, with a lurid look in her dark eyes.
Ruin approaches;—shall I tamely meet it, And dally with destruction till it blast me?The Fatal Falsehood|Hannah More
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.