Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a cullion; mean; base.

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

  • adjective Mean; base.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete mean; base

Etymologies

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cullion +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Draw, you rogue: for, though it be night, yet the moon shines; I'll make a sop o 'the moonshine of you: draw, you whoreson cullionly barber-monger, draw.

    King Lear

  • “Pshaw, man!” said Lord Dalgarno, “I spoke but according to the trick of the time; besides, a man must set a piece or two sometimes, or he would be held a cullionly niggard.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Draw, you rogue: for, though it be night, yet the moon shines; I’ll make a sop o’ the moonshine of you: draw, you whoreson cullionly barber-monger, draw.

    King Lear

  • "Pshaw, man!" said Lord Dalgarno, "I spoke but according to the trick of the time; besides, a man must set a piece or two sometimes, or he would be held a cullionly niggard.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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