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Monday, April 13

Cully

[kə-lee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Unknown, mid-17th century

1.

(often as a form of address) a man; a friend.

2.

A form of address denoting a person who is imposed upon.

Examples of Cully in a sentence

"Cully! — Would you like to join me for a cup of coffee?"

"The young cully was a gullible target for pranks by his friends."

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About Cully

Cully is a slightly old-fashioned alternative to calling out, "Hey, bro!" It's a term for a male friend, usually used as a greeting or form of address. Give it a try if you're getting tired of bro, dude, buddy, or chap.

Did you Know?

There's probably a cully in every group. While sometimes cully is just a young man, there's also an implication that this fellow is somewhat gullible and often the butt of the joke.

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