un rallying


the sport of driving in automobile rallies.

1955–60; rally + -ing1

unrallying, adjective
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"bring together," 1603, from Fr. rallier, from O.Fr. ralier "reassemble, unite again," from re- "again" + alier "unite" (see ally). The noun is first recorded 1651, originally in the military sense of "regroup for renewed action after a repulse." Sense of "mass meeting to arouse
group support" first attested 1840, Amer.Eng. Sense of "gathering of automobile enthusiasts" is from 1932, from Fr. Sports sense of "long series of hits" in tennis, etc., is from 1887. Rally round the flag (1862) is a line from popular Amer. Civil War song "Battle Cry of Freedom."

"make fun of, tease," 1668, from Fr. railler "to rail, reproach," from M.Fr. (see rail (v.)).
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