gally

gally

[gal-ee]
verb (used with object), gallied, gallying. Chiefly Dialect.
to frighten or scare.

Origin:
1695–1705; compare earlier gallow, apparently representing Old English agælwan to frighten

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gally
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: galluses
Next Definition: gallyambic
Words Near: gally
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for gally
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing gally
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;