Dally

Definition of Dally

Dal´ly   Pronunciation: dăl´lŷ
v. i.1.To waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to tarry; to trifle.
[imp. & p. p. Dallied (dăl"lĭd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dallying.]
We have trifled too long already; it is madness to dally any longer.
- Calamy.
We have put off God, and dallied with his grace.
- Barrow.
2.To interchange caresses, especially with one of the opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport.
Not dallying with a brace of courtesans.
- Shak.
Our aerie . . . dallies with the wind.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To delay unnecessarily; to while away.
Dallying off the time with often skirmishes.
- Knolles.

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