dilly


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dil·ly

 (dĭl′ē)
n. pl. dil·lies Slang
One that is remarkable or extraordinary, as in size or quality: had a dilly of a fight.

[Obsolete dilly, delightful, shortening and alteration of delightful.]

dilly

(ˈdɪlɪ)
n, pl -lies
slang chiefly US and Canadian a person or thing that is remarkable
[C20: perhaps from girl's proper name Dilly]

dilly

(ˈdɪlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
slang Austral and NZ silly
[C20: perhaps from silly]

dil•ly

(ˈdɪl i)

n., pl. -lies. Informal.
something or someone regarded as remarkable or unusual.
[1930–35; Amer.; earlier as adj.: wonderful]
Translations

dilly

[ˈdɪlɪ] N (US) she's a dilly (= girl) → está muy bien
it's a dilly (= problem) → es un rompecabezas
References in classic literature ?
As nobody seemed inclined to respond to this heroic version of "Dilly, Dilly, come and be killed," our late henchman proceeded with his address.
Yes," cries Western, "but if I had suffered her to stand shill I shall I, dilly dally, you might not have had that honour yet a while; I was forced to use a little fatherly authority to bring her to.
This was the story that Horne Fisher told to Harold March, the journalist, many years after, in a little, but luxurious, restaurant near Picca dilly.
The progress we made in 2017 has set up 2018 as a potentially transformational year for Aimmune," said CEO Stephen Dilly.
I encourage the Chief Justice to attend so that she can explain why she dilly dallied and decided not to bring it to the attention of en banc,' Tijam said during the resumption of House impeachment hearings against Sereno on Monday.
Ubial admitted she had dilly dallied in the implementation of the program as other health experts in the DOH had warned her of the Dengvaxia vaccines.
Butchs wife, Rita Lewis spoke at the press conference today, along with retired coal miner Dave Dilly from Coshocton County.
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Your son gave you license to accept Dilly as she is.
Dilly read classics at King's College, Cambridge and began codebreaking long before Turing at Bletchley Park.
Walking Around with Giants is a children's music album of 13 original songs from The Dilly Dallies, featuring ukulele, glockenspiel, and vocal harmonies.