sally

[ sal-ee ]
/ ˈsæl i /

noun, plural sal·lies.

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

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Origin of sally

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sally

sal·li·er, nounout·sal·ly, verb (used with object), out·sal·lied, out·sal·ly·ing.un·sal·ly·ing, adjective

Definition for sally (2 of 2)

Sally

or Sal·lie

[ sal-ee ]
/ ˈsæl i /

noun

a female given name, form of Sarah.
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British Dictionary definitions for sally (1 of 3)

sally1
/ (ˈsælɪ) /

noun plural -lies

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

Derived forms of sally

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 sally (2 of 3)

sally2
/ (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 sally (3 of 3)

Sally
/ (ˈsælɪ) /

noun plural -lies

a member of the Salvation Army
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