Billy

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Diminutive and pet-form; see Bill

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Billy

  1. A diminutive of the male given name William.
    • 1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, →ISBN, page 98:
      “By the way,” Jessamy went on, “what’s your other name? You never told me.” “Stubbs,” said Billy, “William Stubbs!”.
  2. (US, nickname) The B-25 twin-engine bomber aircraft used during World War Two, commonly called the "B-25 Mitchell" in honor of U.S. Army General William "Billy" Mitchell.
    2003 Bradley, James Flyboys. New York: Little, Brown and Company. Ch 7:
    • Just then a squadron of "Billys" -- twin-engined B-25 Mitchell land-based bombers -- flew overhead [...].

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Billy.

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Billy

  1. a male given name from English

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Billy

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Billy c (genitive Billys)

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.