riley

adjective ril·ey \ ˈrī-lē \

Definition of riley

1 : turbid
2 : angry

Examples of riley in a Sentence

  1. some visibly riley people were lined up in the customer service department

  2. take care not to stir up the bottom of the stream when you fill the dipper, or your water will be riley

First Known Use of riley

1805

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Riley

biographical name Ri·ley \ ˈrī-lē \

Definition of Riley

James Whit*comb play \ˈhwit-kəm, ˈwit-\ 1849–1916 American poet


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