Definition of primely in US English:

primely

(also primily)

adverb

  • 1In the first place, in the highest degree; firstly, primarily, originally.

  • 2Informal. Exceedingly well; excellently; extremely.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edmund Bolton (?1575/5–?1634), antiquary and historian. From prime + -ly. Compare Anglo-Norman primement first, originally, Spanish primamente firstly, originally, exceedingly well, excellently.

Pronunciation

primely

/ˈprʌɪmli/