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(often as a form of address) a man; a friend.
companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associateView synonyms
- ‘The satirist found the resort infested with sparks, cullies, bullies, stallions, fools, puts, fops, cuckolds, gamesters, antic beaux, London Jilts, strayed apprentices and dancing masters.’
- ‘The odd tongue-in-cheek was bound to drive most clodplates, cretins and cullies crazy.’
- ‘Here I played with great success a long while, and shared in the fleecing of many raw young cullies, who had more money than wit.’
Mid 17th century (denoting a person who is imposed upon): of unknown origin.
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