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#17108 - 13 Oct 05 13:48 dalliance? wtf ...
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
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in the absence of a dictionary, what is the meaning of dalliance anyway?! sounds naughty, whatever it is!

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#17109 - 14 Oct 05 10:04 Re: dalliance? wtf ...
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hey! i've got a dictionary!

dalliance from the, er, root, "dally", which means: 1. to waste time. 2. to make love playfully. 3. to play carelessly; flirt

how on earth have i lived without this word for so long?!!

ref: Macquarie Dictionary, 1994 edition

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#17110 - 07 Nov 05 18:09 Re: dalliance? wtf ...
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dalliance {speaker} noun [U, C] (old-fashioned or humorous)
1 the behaviour of sb who is dallying with sb/sth:
It turned out to be his last dalliance with the education system.
2 a sexual relationship that is not serious
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#17111 - 08 Dec 05 18:37 Re: dalliance? wtf ...
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Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


dalliance

n 1: the deliberate act of wasting time instead of working [syn: dawdling, trifling, wasting time] 2: playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest [syn: flirt, flirting, flirtation, coquetry, toying]

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