Cullies
Cully Cul"ly (k?l"l?), n.; pl. {Cullies} (-l?z). [Abbrev. fr. cullion.] A person easily deceived, tricked, or imposed on; a mean dupe; a gull. [1913 Webster]

I have learned that . . . I am not the first cully whom she has passed upon for a countess. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cully — Cul ly (k?l l?), n.; pl. {Cullies} ( l?z). [Abbrev. fr. cullion.] A person easily deceived, tricked, or imposed on; a mean dupe; a gull. [1913 Webster] I have learned that . . . I am not the first cully whom she has passed upon for a countess.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cully — I. noun (plural cullies) Etymology: perhaps alteration of cullion Date: 1664 one easily tricked or imposed on ; dupe II. transitive verb (cullied; cullying) Date: 1676 archaic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • cully — /kul ee/, n., pl. cullies, v., cullied, cullying. n. 1. Archaic. a dupe. 2. Slang. fellow; companion. v.t. 3. to trick; cheat; dupe. [1655 65; perh. shortening of CULLION] * * * …   Universalium

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  • cully — [ kʌli] noun (plural cullies) archaic, informal a friendly form of address for a man. Origin C17 (denoting a person who is imposed upon): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • cully — /ˈkʌli/ (say kulee) noun (plural cullies) Obsolete Colloquial 1. any man. 2. a companion, friend. 3. (a term of address to a man.) {shortened form of cullion, from Middle English coillion, from French couillon, from Latin cōleus testicle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cully — [kul′ē] n. pl. cullies [17th c. thieves slang, prob. contr. of CULLION] [Old Slang] Slang former 1. a dupe 2. a fellow; companion; mate vt. cullied, cullying [Old Slang] to trick; deceive; cheat …   English World dictionary

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