1. Literally, to delay; to linger; to wait. Hence.
2. To trifle; to lose time in idleness and trifles; to amuse one's self with idle play.
It is madness to dally any longer. Calamy.
3. To toy and wanton, as man and woman; to interchange caresses; to fondle.
4. To sport; to play.
She dallies with the wind. Shak.
DAL'LY, v.t. To delay; to defer; to put off; to amuse till a proper opportunity; as, to dally off the time.