Dr. Schafer sends $400 a month to sallie Mae, a sum that will rise.
Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly identified sallie Mae as a federal agency.
Several years later, as Platt tells it, a friend named sallie Ann Harley urged him to audition for Idol.
1540s, "a sudden rush, dash, or springing forth; specifically of troops from a besieged place, attacking the besiegers," from Middle French saillie "a rushing forth," noun use of fem. past participle of saillir "to leap," from Latin salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Sally-port "gate or passage in a fortification to afford free egress to troops in making a sally" is from 1640s.
1540s, from sally (n.). Related: Sallied; sallying.
fem. proper name, alteration of Sarah (cf. Hal from Harry, Moll from Mary, etc.). Sally Lunn cakes (1780) supposedly named for the woman in Bath who first made them and sold them in the streets. Sally Ann as a nickname for Salvation Army is recorded from 1927.