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doolally

Line breaks: doo|lally
Pronunciation: /duːˈlali
 
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Definition of doolally in English:

adjective

British informal
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.
1.1Transported with excitement or pleasure: a return on capital that the City would go doolally over

Origin

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'.

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