noun, plural fel·lies.

Origin of felly

Middle English felien (plural), variant of felwe felloe




in a fell manner; fiercely; ruthlessly.

Origin of felly

First recorded in 1250–1300, felly is from the Middle English word felliche. See fell3, -ly
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Examples from the Web for felly

Historical Examples of felly

  • I want the other felly to have an equal chance with me—else 'tis no game, but a hold-up.

    Money Magic

    Hamlin Garland

  • He spent the night with them and helped mend the felly and set the tire.

    A Man for the Ages

    Irving Bacheller

  • That could be done with the spokes, not with the hub; and the felly is in a bad state, too.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo

  • Whear wod that felly o' mine ha been if it hadn't been for me?

    Yorksher Puddin'

    John Hartley

  • I sent the dog huntin' down the wood, and by and by I heard this felly cantherin' up as it might be a pig.

    Lives of the Fur Folk

    M. D. Haviland