One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
By means of nodding, with nodding; (with reference to knowledge, acquaintance, etc.) in a slight or small degree, to a slight extent.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in ‘George Eliot’ (1819–1880), novelist (real name Mary Ann Evans). From nodding + -ly.
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