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CULLY, n. [See the Verb.] A person who is meanly deceived, tricked or imposed on, as by a sharper, jilt, or strumpet; a mean dupe.
CULLY, v.t. To deceive; to trick, cheat or impose on; to jilt.
I. noun ( plural cullies) Etymology: perhaps alteration of cullion Date: 1664 one easily tricked or imposed on ; dupe II. transitive verb ( cullied; cullying) Date: 1676 archaic cheat, deceive Cully Cul"ly, v. t. [See
Cully,n., and cf. D. kullen to cheat, gull.] To trick, cheat, or impose on; to deceive. ``Tricks to cully fools.'' --Pomfret. Cully Cul"ly (k?l"l?), n.; pl.
Cullies (-l?z). [Abbrev. fr. cullion.] A person easily deceived, tricked, or imposed on; a mean dupe; a gull. I have learned that . . . I am not the first cully whom she has passed upon for a countess. --Addison.
I. Dupe, gull, cat's paw, credulous person. n. II. Cheat, trick, dupe, gull, chouse, deceive, delude, overreach, cozen, circumvent, beguile, impose upon. v. a. A fog or fool: also, a dupe to women: from the Italian word coglione, a blockhead.
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