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  • adv. Alternative form of willy-nilly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whether I (he, she, they) want to or not. See Will I, nill I, etc., under 3d will.


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  • But fight back he did, and in doing so, willy nilly, he was taking on a public nuisance, a bully, a blackmailer and a warmongering, hatemongering propaganda machine that has done more damage to the world, and to the UK and USA in particular, than any other organisation that I can think of.

    Response: We were Tommy Sheridan's loyal comrades, not his harem


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  • JM, in a shilly-shallying, vacillating way, rushed about all over the place until he settled upon 'willy nilly' as the mood of the day

    February 1, 2009