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dally (v.)

c. 1300, dalien, "to speak seriously, commune;" late 14c., "to talk intimately, converse politely," possibly from Anglo-French dalier "to amuse oneself," Old French dalier, dailer, which is of uncertain origin. Sense of "waste time" in any manner emerged by late 14c.; that of "to play, sport, frolic; flirt, engage in amorous exchanges" is from mid-15c. Meaning "to linger, loiter, delay (intransitive)" is from 1530s. Related: Dallied; dallying.

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Definitions of dally from WordNet

dally (v.)
behave carelessly or indifferently;
Synonyms: toy / play / flirt
dally (v.)
waste time;
Get busy--don't dally!
Synonyms: dawdle
dally (v.)
talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions;
Synonyms: chat up / flirt / butterfly / coquet / coquette / romance / philander / mash
dally (v.)
consider not very seriously;
Synonyms: trifle / play
From wordnet.princeton.edu