"cly" Definition

  1. a pocket.—_Old Cant_ for to steal. A correspondent derives this word from the _Old English_, CLEYES, claws; _Anglo-Saxon_, CLEA. This pronunciation is still retained in Norfolk; thus, to CLY would mean to pounce upon, to snatch.—_See_ FRISK. _Gael._, CLIAH (pronounced CLEE), a basket.

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Position in the dictionary: 684 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cly-faker, coach, coach-wheel, coal, coals, cobbing, cock, cock and bull story, cock of the walk, cock one’s toes
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