dilly

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

dill +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

dilly (comparative more dilly, superlative most dilly)

  1. redolent of dill (the spice)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dilly (plural dillies)

  1. Someone or something that is remarkable or unusual.
    • Raymond Chandler, Playback
      You're the most impossible man I ever met. And I've met some dillies.

Etymology 3[edit]

Contracted from diligence.

Noun[edit]

dilly (plural dillies)

  1. (dated) A kind of stagecoach.
    • J. H. Frere
      The Derby dilly.

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