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riley

[rahy-lee] /ˈraɪ li/
adjective, Chiefly Northern and North Midland U.S.
1.
turbid; roily.
2.
angry; vexed.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; rile + -y1

Riley

[rahy-lee] /ˈraɪ li/
noun
1.
James Whitcomb
[hwit-kuh m,, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt kəm,, ˈwɪt-/ (Show IPA),
1849–1916, U.S. poet.
2.
life of, life of Riley.
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British Dictionary definitions for riley

Riley1

/ˈraɪlɪ/
noun
1.
Bridget (Louise). born 1931, English painter, best known for her black-and-white op art paintings of the 1960s
2.
Gina. born 1961, Australian television actress and writer, best known for playing 'Kim' in the comedy series Kath & Kim (2002–07)

Riley2

/ˈraɪlɪ/
noun
1.
the life of Riley, a luxurious and carefree existence
Word Origin
C20: origin unknown
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