Definition of cully in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌli

noun (plural cullies)

archaic informal
(Often as a form of address) a man; a friend.
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  • The odd tongue-in-cheek was bound to drive most clodplates, cretins and cullies crazy.
  • Here I played with great success a long while, and shared in the fleecing of many raw young cullies, who had more money than wit.
  • The satirist found the resort infested with sparks, cullies, bullies, stallions, fools, puts, fops, cuckolds, gamesters, antic beaux, London Jilts, strayed apprentices and dancing masters.


mid 17th century (denoting a person who is imposed upon): of unknown origin.

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