verb (used without object), dil·ly·dal·lied, dil·ly·dal·ly·ing.
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Origin of dillydally
Example sentences from the Web for dillydally
After showing promise, she was plucked out and sent to Bletchley to work in the research unit run by Dilly Knox.Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes|The Telegraph|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After all, flu dilly-dallied last season, barely making a peep.Flu Outbreak Spreads Across U.S. as Media Drops the Ball|Kent Sepkowitz|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Why dilly-dally with teenage angst when you can bring on the Giant Robots, that was my motto.
Why, it's six thousand feet up here, and the wind don't monkey and dally around, hit gits right down to business.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Sire and sons returned from the cemetery invigorated for their dally labours.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
He quite knew that to dally with the piano-player while smoking a high-class cigar was to insult the cigar.The Regent|E. Arnold Bennett
When we entered Mr. Dilly's drawing room, he found himself in the midst of a company he did not know.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
As the tent was found to encroach partly on the same crevasse, it may be imagined that we did not dally long over the meal.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson