1Temporarily deranged or feeble-minded: Uncle’s gone doolally again
More example sentences
- But I see I've come a ways from Bombay and renaming, though you could make a case that those who go gaga over renaming are going doolally.
- I went doolally at them, but they responded brilliantly.
- Well, nothing will more convince you that the whole of western civilisation is utterly, howlingly, stark-staringly, foamingly doolally than the collection will.
early 20th century: originally doolally tap, Indian army slang, from Deolali (the name of a town with a military sanatorium and a transit camp) + Urdu tap 'fever'.
Definition of doolally in:
- The US English dictionary