dally definition by Webster's New World
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- dallier noun
dally definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb dal·lied, dal·ly·ing, dal·lies verb, intransitive
- To play amorously; flirt: “Sylvester dallied about Lena until he began to make mistakes in his work” (Willa Cather). See Synonyms at flirt.
- To trifle; toy.
- To waste time; dawdle.
To waste (time).
Origin: Middle English dalien, from Old French dalier.
- dalˈli·er noun
- dalˈly·ing·ly adverb