bally

adjective or adverb
bal·​ly | \ ˈba-lē How to pronounce bally (audio) \

Definition of bally

British
used as an intensive

First Known Use of bally

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bally

euphemism for bloody, adjective, adverb

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The first known use of bally was in 1885

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“Bally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bally. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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