O'Leary

noun

O'Lea·​ry
ōˈlirē,
-ler-
plural -es
: a game in which a child bounces a ball and executes prescribed movements (as crossing one leg over the ball) at certain words of an accompanying verse

Word History

Etymology

probably alteration of Middle English a-lery, aliri crossed (used of the legs)

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“O'Leary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/O%27Leary. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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