dillydallied

v. (Slang) stall, procrastinate, put off until a later time; dawdle, waste time, loiter

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dillydally — verb postpone doing what one should be doing He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days • Syn: ↑procrastinate, ↑stall, ↑drag one s feet, ↑drag one s heels, ↑shillyshally, ↑dilly dally …   Useful english dictionary

  • dillydally — /dil ee dal ee, dal /, v.i., dillydallied, dillydallying. to waste time, esp. by indecision; vacillate; trifle; loiter. [1735 45; gradational redupl. of DALLY] * * * …   Universalium

  • dillydally — /ˈdɪlidæli / (say dileedalee) verb (i) (dillydallied, dillydallying) to waste time, especially by indecision; trifle; loiter. {dissimilated reduplication of dally. Compare shillyshally} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dillydally — [dil′ē dal΄ē] vi. dillydallied, dillydallying [redupl. of DALLY] to waste time in hesitation or vacillation; loiter or dawdle …   English World dictionary

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