noun, plural trol·lies, verb (used with or without object), trol·lied, trol·ly·ing.
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 trolly
Historical Examples of trolly
Of course you offered Nobbin for Luke's trolly, and now you are going with her.'
He has his trolly, but he's lost his nag, dropped in a fit.'
It was the work of a minute to lift the trolly off the line.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water
Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
He handed me a thing that looked like a trolly cable and weighed about as much."That's me all over, Mable"
The station-master told the ganger of the four navvies who went by on their trolly down the line to work.An Outback Marriage
Andrew Barton Paterson
- mentally confused or disorganized
Word Origin 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).
see off one's head (trolley).