International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDALLY
dal'-i: Occurs in The Wisdom of Solomon 12:26: "But they that would not be reformed by that correction wherein he dallied with them" (paigniois epitimeseos, "child play of correction"), the reference being to the earlier and lighter plagues of Egypt; Version (British and American) renders "by a mocking correction as of children," "by a correction which was as children's play," Greek (as above). He first tried them by those lighter inflictions before sending on them the heavier. In later usage "daily" implies delay.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.
) To waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to tarry; to trifle.
2. (v. i.) To interchange caresses, especially with one of the opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport.
3. (v. t.) To delay unnecessarily; to while away.