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gully

noun gul·ly \ ˈgu̇-lē , ˈgə- \

Definition of gully

plural gullies
dialectal British
: a large knife

Origin and Etymology of gully

short for English dialect gully knife


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gully

noun gul·ly \ ˈgə-lē \
variants: or less commonly gulley

Definition of gully

plural gullies
1 : a trench which was originally worn in the earth by running water and through which water often runs after rains
2 : a small valley or gulch

Origin and Etymology of gully

obsolete English gully gullet, probably alteration of Middle English golet ravine, throat


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gully

verb gul·ly \ ˈgə-lē \

Definition of gully

gullied; gullying
transitive verb
: to make gullies in
intransitive verb
: to undergo erosion : form gullies

First Known Use of gully

1754


GULLY Defined for Kids

gully

noun gul·ly \ ˈgə-lē \

Definition of gully for Students

plural gullies
: a trench worn in the earth by running water


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