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tolly

[ tol-ee ]
/ ˈtɒl i /
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noun, plural tol·lies.British Slang.
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Origin of tolly

First recorded in 1850–55; alteration of tallow
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British Dictionary definitions for tolly

tolly

tollie

/ (ˈtɒlɪ) /

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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