The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dally \Dal"ly\ (d[a^]l"l[y^]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dallied
(d[a^]l"l[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Dallying.] [OE. dalien,
dailien; cf. Icel. pylja to talk, G. dallen, dalen, dahlen,
to trifle, talk nonsense, OSw. tule a droll or funny man; or
AS. dol foolish, E. dull.]
1. To waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in
idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to
tarry; to trifle.
We have trifled too long already; it is madness to
dally any longer. --Calamy.
We have put off God, and dallied with his grace.
2. To interchange caresses, especially with one of the
opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport.
Not dallying with a brace of courtesans. --Shak.
Our aerie . . . dallies with the wind. --Shak.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "dallying":
Micawberish, backward, coquetry, dabbling, dalliance, dawdling,
delaying, dilatoriness, dilatory, dillydallying, dolce far niente,
dragging, easygoing, fiddling, flirtation, fooling, fooling around,
foot-dragging, goofing off, idling, jerking off, kidding around,
lackadaisical, lag, laggard, lagging, lax, lazing, lazy, lingering,
loafing, loitering, lolling, lollygagging, lounging,
messing around, monkeying, monkeying around, mopery, piddling,
playing, playing around, pottering, procrastinating,
procrastination, procrastinative, procrastinatory, puttering,
remiss, shilly-shallying, shuffling, slack, slow, sluggish,
smattering, tarriance, tarrying, tinkering, toying, trifling,