noun, plural trol·leys.
verb (used with or without object), trol·leyed, trol·ley·ing.
- in a confused mental state.
- insane: He's been off his trolley for years, but his family refuses to have him committed.
Origin of trolley
Examples from the Web for trolley
Four men in army uniform are seen loading massive safes onto a trolley.Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev|Jamie Dettmer|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A male suicide bomber was also believed to have detonated the Monday blast, which decimated the back half of a trolley bus.Up To Speed: 4 Things To Know About The Russia Bombings||December 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At the very least, it seems acceptable to reroute the trolley.
Hundreds of bees are whizzing circles around the Cotes as they stack honeycombs on the trolley.
A trolley ride and a short walk brought Penny to the home of her chum, Louise Sidell.Danger at the Drawbridge|Mildred A. Wirt
In a lull between the squalls he shouted to Spillane to examine the trolley of the car.Dutch Courage and Other Stories|Jack London
And at last he stood his trolley on end by the bank of saucepans, and entered the shop.A Child of the Jago|Arthur Morrison
Trolley wires, telephone poles and trees lay in every direction, with here and there a rolled-up tin roof.Battling the Clouds|Captain Frank Cobb
From time to time a plough ran on the elevated, or on the trolley tracks, and sent the snow in fan-like spurts from the fender.Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
British Dictionary definitions for trolley
- mentally confused or disorganized
Word Origin for trolley
Word Origin and History for trolley
1823, in Suffolk dialect, "a cart," especially one with wheels flanged for running on a track (1858), probably from troll (v.) in the sense of "to roll." Sense transferred to "pulley to convey current to a streetcar motor" (1890), then "streetcar drawing power by a trolley" (1891).
Idioms and Phrases with trolley
see off one's head (trolley).