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.
    • (Can we date this quote?), 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.
    • (Can we date this quote by J. H. Frere and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      So, down thy hill, romantic Ashbourn, glides
      The Derby dilly, carrying six insides.

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