WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
dal•ly /ˈdæli/USA pronunciation
v. [no obj], -lied, -ly•ing.
dal•li•ance /ˈdæliəns/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
dal•li•er, n. [countable]
- to waste time; delay:Come straight home and don't dally.
- to act playfully coy with; flirt:dallied with every handsome man.
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dally /ˈdælɪ/ vb ( -lies, -lying, -lied)(intransitive)
Etymology: 14th Century: from Anglo-French dalier to gossip, of uncertain origin
- to waste time idly; dawdle
- (usually followed by with) to deal frivolously or lightly with; trifle; toy: to dally with someone's affections
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