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Origin of shilly-shally

1690–1700; originally repeated question, shall I? shall I? later altered on the model of its synonym dilly-dally

OTHER WORDS FROM shilly-shally

shil·ly-shal·li·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for shilly-shally

  • You've got to shillyshally, and then you've got to go it blind.

    April Hopes|William Dean Howells
  • Then a lot of shillyshally usually followed, Tom for and Dick and Harry against.

    Ulysses|James Joyce

British Dictionary definitions for shilly-shally

Derived forms of shillyshally

shillyshallier, noun

Word Origin for shillyshally

C18: from shill I shall I, by reduplication of shall I
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