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gully

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noun gul·ly \ˈgu̇-lē, ˈgə-\

Definition of gully

plural

gullies

dial British

  1. :  a large knife

Origin and Etymology of gully

short for English dialect gully knife


First Known Use: 1582


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gully

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noun gul·ly \ˈgə-lē\

Definition of gully

plural

gullies

  1. 1 :  a trench which was originally worn in the earth by running water and through which water often runs after rains

  2. 2 :  a small valley or gulch

Variants of gully

less commonly

gulley

Origin and Etymology of gully

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


First Known Use: 1637


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gully

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verb gul·ly \ˈgə-lē\

Definition of gully

gullied

gullying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make gullies in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo erosion :  form gullies

1754

First Known Use of gully

1754


GULLY Defined for Kids

gully

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noun gul·ly \ˈgə-lē\

Definition of gully for Students

plural

gullies

  1. :  a trench worn in the earth by running water


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