What does dally mean?

Definitions for dally
ˈdæl idal·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dally.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dally, toy, play, flirt(verb)

    behave carelessly or indifferently

    "Play about with a young girl's affection"

  2. dally, dawdle(verb)

    waste time

    "Get busy--don't dally!"

  3. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash(verb)

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

  4. dally, trifle, play(verb)

    consider not very seriously

    "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dally(verb)

    to waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to tarry; to trifle

    Etymology: [OE. dalien, dailien; cf. Icel. pylja to talk, G. dallen, dalen, dahlen, to trifle, talk nonsense, OSw. tule a droll or funny man; or AS. dol foolish, E. dull.]

  2. Dally(verb)

    to interchange caresses, especially with one of the opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport

    Etymology: [OE. dalien, dailien; cf. Icel. pylja to talk, G. dallen, dalen, dahlen, to trifle, talk nonsense, OSw. tule a droll or funny man; or AS. dol foolish, E. dull.]

  3. Dally(verb)

    to delay unnecessarily; to while away

    Etymology: [OE. dalien, dailien; cf. Icel. pylja to talk, G. dallen, dalen, dahlen, to trifle, talk nonsense, OSw. tule a droll or funny man; or AS. dol foolish, E. dull.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dally

    dal′i, v.i. to lose time by idleness or trifling: to play: to exchange caresses:—pa.p. dall′ied.—ns. Dall′iance, dallying, toying, or trifling: interchange of embraces: delay; Dall′ier, a trifler. [M. E. dalien, to play; prob. from A.S. dweligan, to err; cf. Ice. dvala, to delay, Dut. dwalen, to err; prob. conn. with dwell.]

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dally in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dally in a Sentence

  1. Mary McCarthy:

    Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.

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  • губя си времето, играя си, отлагам, флиртувамBulgarian
  • lanterner, lambiner, trainer, flirter, procrastinerFrench
  • trastullarsiItalian
  • whakarunarunaMāori
  • бездельничать, флиртовать, кокетничать, задерживать, задержать, прохлаждаться, развлекаться, [[время]] [[впустую]], откладывать, отложитьRussian

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