What is the origin of the word "dilly-dally"?

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The word or term dilly dally has its roots in the early 1700s. It most likely was first used as a play on the word dally, repeating the word's sounds to be playful or for emphasis.
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The word dilly dally appears to be a 20th century phrase and it means to
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Dilly comes from the first syllable in delightful or delicious. Dally is derived from the French dalier, to chat. Basically, don't happily chatter away, time's of the essence.
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Senior Moments is correct about the etymology of 'dillly-dally'. The phrase 'DON'T dilly-dally' is generally associate with the music-hall song 'Don't Dilly Dally On The Way', sung
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Some one word synonyms for dilly dally are dawdle, delay, hesitate, linger,
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