dilly

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪli/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪli

Etymology 1[edit]

dill +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

dilly (comparative more dilly, superlative most dilly)

  1. Redolent of dill (the herb).

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.
    • 2013, Andrew Lycett, Ian Fleming, page 301:
      Seriously, I mean it: From Russia, With Love is a real wowser, a lulu, a dilly and a smasheroo.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

dilly (plural dillies)

  1. (Australia) A dilly bag.

Etymology 4[edit]

Contracted from diligence.

Noun[edit]

dilly (plural dillies)

  1. (dated) A kind of stagecoach.
    • J. H. Frere
      So, down thy hill, romantic Ashbourn, glides
      The Derby dilly, carrying six insides.

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