verb (used without object), dal·lied, dal·ly·ing.
verb (used with object), dal·lied, dal·ly·ing.
Origin of dally
Related formsdal·li·er, noundal·ly·ing·ly, adverbun·dal·ly·ing, adjective
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