English Online Dictionary. What means bailey? What does bailey mean?
From Old French baile (“palisade, enclosure”), baillier (“to enclose”), from Medieval Latin ballium. Possible influence from baculum (“stick, rod”).
- IPA(key): /ˈbeɪli/
- Rhymes: -eɪli
bailey (plural baileys)
- The outer wall of a feudal castle.
- The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.
- (in certain proper names) A prison or court of justice.
- the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester