Definition of cully in US English:



archaic, informal
  • (often as a form of address) a man; a friend.

    • ‘The odd tongue-in-cheek was bound to drive most clodplates, cretins and cullies crazy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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, associate
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Mid 17th century (denoting a person who is imposed upon): of unknown origin.