life of Riley

noun phrase

life of Ri·​ley -ˈrī-lē How to pronounce life of Riley (audio)
variants or less commonly life of Reilly
: a carefree comfortable way of living

Word History


from the name Riley or Reilly

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of life of Riley was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Life of Riley.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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