colly

verb
col·​ly | \ ˈkä-lē How to pronounce colly (audio) \
collied; collying

Definition of colly

transitive verb

dialectal, chiefly British
: to blacken with or as if with soot

First Known Use of colly

1590, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colly

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

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“Colly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colly. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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