sally

[ sal-ee ]
/ ˈsæl i /

noun, plural sal·lies.

verb (used without object), sal·lied, sal·ly·ing.

Origin of sally

1535–45; < Middle French saillie attack, noun use of feminine past participle of saillir to rush forward < Latin salīre to leap

Related forms

sal·li·er, nounout·sal·ly, verb (used with object), out·sal·lied, out·sal·ly·ing.un·sal·ly·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sallied (1 of 3)

sally

1
/ (ˈsælɪ) /

noun plural -lies


verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intr)

Derived Forms

sallier, noun

Word Origin for sally

C16: from Old French saillie, from saillir to dash forwards, from Latin salīre to leap

British Dictionary definitions for sallied (2 of 3)

sally

2
/ (ˈsælɪ) /

noun plural -lies

the lower part of a bell rope, where it is caught at handstroke, into which coloured wool is woven to make a grip

Word Origin for sally

C19: perhaps from an obsolete or dialect sense of sally 1 leaping movement

British Dictionary definitions for sallied (3 of 3)

Sally

/ (ˈsælɪ) /

noun plural -lies

a member of the Salvation Army

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