- 1to take too long to do something, go somewhere, or make a decision synonym dawdle
- 2 Don't dilly-dally on the way home from school.
NAmE//ˈdɪli ˌdæli//[intransitive] (old-fashioned) (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dilly-dally
he / she / it dilly-dallies
past simple dilly-dallied
-ing form dilly-dallying