Definition of Dillydally

1. Verb. Postpone doing what one should be doing. "They dillydally a long time"; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"




Definition of Dillydally

1. v. i. To loiter or trifle; to waste time.

Definition of Dillydally

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of dilly-dally) ¹

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Definition of Dillydally

1. [v -DALLIED, -DALLYING, -DALLIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dillydally

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dilly-dallies
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dillydally (current term)
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Literary usage of Dillydally

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1. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"be skilled, clever, diligent, efficient, able, capable. dillydally ... dillydally.be dilatory, slow to be ready or alert, unready, unprepared. dim rays: ..."

2. Humorous Monologues and Dramatic Scenes by Belle Marshall Locke (1907)
"said Mrs. dillydally, as she dropped her crochet work and allowed the hook to roll under ... Mrs. dillydally was on her feet in an instant. " Do you know ? ..."

3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1913)
"There is no time to dillydally in our work. And so now I made up my mind instantly, and with no time lost returned to the shore, and jumped on board the ..."

4. Faust: A Lyric Drama in Five Acts by Charles Gounod, Michel Carré, Jules Barbier (1892)
"At the word of command, we don't dillydally. To the assault ! to the assault I we fight, we rally. To the assault! O'er the castle walls pour we, ..."

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