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fil·ly

 (fĭl′ē)
n. pl. fil·lies
1. A young female horse, especially a racehorse less than five years old, or a young female of another equine species.
2. Informal A lively, high-spirited girl or young woman.

[Middle English filli, from Old Norse fylja; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

filly

(ˈfɪlɪ)
n, pl -lies
1. (Animals) a female horse or pony under the age of four
2. informal rare a spirited girl or young woman
[C15: from Old Norse fylja; related to Old High German fulihha; see foal]

fil•ly

(ˈfɪl i)

n., pl. -lies.
1. a young female horse.
2. Informal. a girl or young woman.
[1400–50; late Middle English fyly < Old Norse fyla female foal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filly - a young female horse under the age of fourfilly - a young female horse under the age of four
female - an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
foal - a young horse
Translations
مُهْر، مُهْرَه
klisnička
hoppeføl
kancacsikó
ung meri
kumelaitė
ķēve
yavru kısrak

filly

[ˈfɪlɪ] Npotra f

filly

[ˈfɪli] n (= horse) → pouliche f

filly

nStutfohlen nt; (dated inf)Mädel nt (dated)

filly

[ˈfɪlɪ] npuledra

filly

(ˈfili) nounplural ˈfillies
a young female horse.
References in classic literature ?
Them young fillies 'ull run away often wi'-ou; knowing why.
Uncas was bold enough to say, that the beasts ridden by the gentle ones," continued Hawkeye, glancing his eyes, not without curious interest, on the fillies of the ladies, "planted the legs of one side on the ground at the same time, which is contrary to the movements of all trotting four-footed animals of my knowledge, except the bear.
If we see nice fillies by any stallion we'll be very interested, just as we would with a nice colt.
The race for four-year-old fillies known as 'Fillies Derby' has seven contenders, of whom a quartet look real contenders for the coveted honours while the other are just pretenders.
DESPITE reservations about the soft ground, SIZZLING should prove very tough to beat in today's Colm Quinn BMW 2-Y-0 Fillies Maiden.
FILLIES claimed all three points in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Crosby Stuart U14s in the West Lancashire Girls Football League at Our Lady of Walsingham School in Netherton on Sunday afternoon.
CLIVE BRITTAIN hailed wonder fillies Zenyatta and Goldikova following their stunning successes against the colts in the Breeders' Cup Classic and Mile respectively on Saturday night.
Unless rain closes the turf course this weekend, Santa Anita fans can look forward to wracking their brains over Saturday's $100,000 Monrovia, a downhill sprint for fillies and mares; Sunday's $150,000 San Gabriel, 1 1/8 miles for older horses; Sunday's $75,000 Blue Norther, 1 mile for 3-year-old fillies; and Monday's $75,000 Hill Rise, 1 mile for 3-year-olds.
The daughter of So You Think has performed creditably twice behind Jessica Harrington's star filly Alpha Centauri in Naas and sets a high standard in the Irish Stallion farms 2-Y-0 Fillies Maiden.
the campaign, which comes with its own twitter handle, #thisfillycan, promotes the benefits of buying, owning and training fillies and mares on the Flat, and follows an extensive review undertaken by the BHA to better understand the profile of fillies in training over the past ten years.
Prado, whose 0-for-41 mark in a Breeders' Cup career that started in 1992 was the worst active losing streak, let favored Folklore settle behind a long-shot front-runner before the filly owned by Bob and Beverly Lewis of Newport Beach burst clear to win the $1 million Juvenile Fillies by 1 1/4 lengths.
The opposition includes plenty of fillies rated between the mid 80's and mid 90's.