colly

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verb col·ly \ˈkä-lē\

Definition of colly

collied

;

collying

dialectal, chiefly British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to blacken with or as if with soot

Origin and Etymology of colly

alteration of Middle English colwen, from Old English *colgian, from Old English col coal


First Known Use: 1590

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