1. an apology.
|Marvel 3 Mar. 6: Get on with that ’polly, and be smart about it [...] Tell the kid you’re sorry you swatted him.|
2. (Aus./US, also pollie) a politician, esp. when corrupt.
|Indoor Sports 10 July [synd. cartoon] ‘I’m gonna speak a piece. Mr Lewis said so.’ ‘He told me too. I’m gonna talk like a polly’.|
|Morning Bull. (Rockhampton, Qld) 3 Mar. 6/2: We sent wires to every ‘polly’ — / Did you ever hear such folly? / We even sent one to Billy Hughes!|
|Prison Days and Nights 37: If he’s some kind of a big shot politician, or something, I make it my business to get right in solid with him [...] Where do you think I’d be right now, if I didn’t know a pile of pollies and big shots?|
|DAUL 161/2: Polly. 1. Any political office holder or hanger-on, especially one who accepts bribes or in any way deals with the ‘overworld’ in the interests of the underworld.et al.|
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxviii 10/2: polly: Politician.|
|What Do You Reckon (1997) [ebook] [F]ellow Call To Australia pollie Marie Bignold.‘Poofs on Parade’ in|
|Bug (Aus.) 14 Apr. 🌐 Wazza showed a typical pollie’s shameless gall to take advantage of a part of the media which he had previously shat upon.|
|Chopper 4 124: What is this problem that Aussie pollies have with introducing a [...] Bill which states the individual rights of the citizens?|
|Truth 59: Stuff like this, the media blowies on you, bloody pollies pestering, the ordinary work goes to hell.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 55: Corrupt pollies and police, brown paper bags and illegal casinos.|