noun, plural tol·lies. British Slang.
Origin of tolly
First recorded in 1850–55;
alteration of tallow
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Historical Examples of tolly
Tolly felt that at once, yet he could not think of leaving without a search.
Of course he did not know Tolly Trevor; still less did he know that Tolly knew him.
Young though he was, Tolly had already become a fair and ready shot.
“But work is over now—the fire lighted and the kettle on,” objected Tolly.
“Shoved his knife into him,” suggested Tolly Trevor, in eager anxiety.
British Dictionary definitions for tolly
noun plural -lies
Southern African a castrated calf
Word Origin for tolly
C19: from Xhosa ithole calf on which the horns have begun to appear
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