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1885, in the meaning defined above
euphemism for bloody, adjective, adverb
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9 Words from P.G. Wodehouse
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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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