adjective or adverb

bal·​ly ˈba-lē How to pronounce bally (audio)
used as an intensive

Word History


euphemism for bloody, adjective, adverb

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bally was in 1885

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“Bally.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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