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See also: ally and -ally

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EtymologyEdit

Diminutives +‎ -y.

Proper nounEdit

Ally (plural Allys)

  1. A diminutive of the female given names Alice, Alison or Alexandra, or other names beginning with Al-.
  2. A diminutive of the male given names Alfred, Albert, Alan or Alexander, or other names beginning with Al-.
    • 1880 Alfred Tennyson: To Alfred Tennyson, My Grandson:
      Golden-hair'd Ally whose name is one with mine,
      Crazy with laughter and babble and earth's new wine

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