Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Off to one side; awry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See aglee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Scotch Aside; askew.

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  • adverb Wrong in the sense of awry, askew, amiss, or distorted.
  • adjective Scotland Wrong; askew.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

a-2 + Scots gley, to squint (from Middle English glien, possibly of Scandinavian origin).

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Scots agley.

Examples

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  • The best laid plans of mice and men aft gang agley" - often go astray, that is...

    June 17, 2008

  • Off the right line; awry; wrong.

    February 5, 2008