tally etymology

English word tally comes from English tallyho

Detailed word origin of tally

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tallyho English (eng) (dated) A pleasure coach.. The interjection. (UK) used to urge on a fox hunt, especially when the fox is sighted.. (radio, aviation) target sighted.. A simple greeting, exclusively used by the upper classes. To articulate the interjection.
tally English (eng)