Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A town: an element in many place-names in Ireland: as, Ballywalter, upper town; Ballycastle, castle-town; Ballymoney, town on the moss, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. an informal intensifier.
- adj. informal intensifiers
- Alteration of bloody (Wiktionary)
“I try to use the adjective 'bally' - as in bally good coffee, this!”
“These are the bike riders – "the 21st century hell riders" as the slogan painted on to the "bally" or the stage-like area outside and to the front of the wall itself, has it.”
“He means he doesn't understand what 'bally' is," explained Banty.”
“Chuckling to himself at the depth and cunning of his intended course of action, he went among the farmers begging for "bally"!”
“It's only something that Raygan would call bally rot in the paper. ”
“They gave us a good meal bally beef stew with added raisins and sent us on our way south, on foot!”
“You'll get your bally head shot off some fine day," Captain Ward growled in answer, as he stepped to the binnacle and took the bearing of a peak which had just thrust its head through the clouds that covered Guadalcanar.”
“She was understandably reluctant to brave German fire to recover German wounded: "I don't mind running risks for our men or the French but I'm blithered if I'm going to have holes put in me by a bally Teuton while I pick up their men.”
“So I handed over the bally thing to Jeeves, who has a head the size of a melon.”
“ Jimmy Rushing, the rotund singer who is featured on some of Count Basie's most memorable recordings, called the come-on before the black revue the “bally-hoo.””
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From the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
Words gathered while reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.
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