celly

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

cell +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

celly (plural cellies)

  1. (slang, prison) A cellmate.
  2. (slang) A cellular phone.
    • 2007, DZ (lyrics), “Fucc & Git Up”, in Sleepless City Livin, performed by DZ feat. Gangsta Nutt, from 1:59:
      I am the man
      So I’m sitting in the VIP
      with my mains
      We twisted up some Crip
      but I am ready to dip
      to the telly with my relly
      cuz these fuckin git up chicks keep blowin up my celly.
      aːm ðə meɪ̯n
      soʊ̯ aːm sɪtɪn ɪn ðə vɪp
      wɪθ maː meɪ̯ns
      wiː twɪstəd ʌp sʊm kɹɪp
      bʌt aːm ɹɛdi tu dɪp
      tʊ ðə tɛli wɪθ maː ɹɛli
      kʌz ðiːz fʌkɪn gɪt ʌp t͡ʃɪks kiːp blowɪn ʌp maː sɛli
    • 2018, “This Is America”, in CG4, performed by Childish Gambino:
      This a celly / That's a tool / On my Kodak
  3. (ice hockey slang) A goal celebration.
  4. (slang) One’s room of incarceration, cell.
    • 2000, “Win Or Lose”, in Baller Blockin, performed by Rappin’ 4-Tay, from 2:43:
      So tragic, need a hot meal in my baby’s belly
      Reminisce no hard times in my pen, in my celly,
      I ain’t tryna go back, cause backwards ain’t part of my PJ
    • 2017 October 7, “No questions”, in Who Am I 3[1], performed by BlocBoy JB:
      I was locked up in my celly
      Murder for hire, no snitchin or tellin
      I got no calls or no type of mailin

Middle English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

celly

  1. Alternative form of selly

Noun[edit]

celly

  1. Alternative form of selly