Definition of sally noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsæli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæli//
    (pl. sallies)
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  1. 1a remark that is intended to entertain or amuse somebody synonym witticism Everyone waited for his next sally.
  2. 2a sudden attack by an enemy
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French saillie, feminine past participle (used as a noun) of saillir ‘come or jut out’, from Old French salir ‘to leap’, from Latin salire.
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