Dally - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdæli|  American pronunciation of the word dally
Brit.  |ˈdali|  British pronunciation of the word dally


- behave carelessly or indifferently (syn: flirt, play, toy)
- waste time(syn: dawdle)

Get busy--don't dally!

- talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions (syn: butterfly, coquet, coquette, flirt, mash, philander, romance)
- consider not very seriously (syn: play, trifle)


Please don't dally. We need you here right away.

The two of us dallied over our coffee that morning.

We dallied so long over whether to buy the house that it was sold to someone else.

Don't dally along the way! We haven't got much time.

He has reportedly been dallying with his "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star.

Get busy--don't dally!

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dally
he/she/it: dallies
present participle: dallying
past tense: dallied
past participle: dallied
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