polly


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polly

(ˈpɒlɪ)
n, pl -lies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal word for politician
Translations

polly

n
(inf: = parrot) → zahmer Papagei
(Austral inf: = politician) → Politiker(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Should n't have a crimp left if I went out such a day as this; and I want to look nice when Polly comes.
Now, don't be cross; and I 'll get mamma to let you have that horrid Ned Miller, that you are so fond of, come and make you a visit after Polly 's gone," said Fanny, hoping to soothe his ruffled feelings.
Do go along, or you 'll be too late; and then, what will Polly think of me?
And Polly nodded at him in the most friendly manner, having politely refrained from calling the hair "red," the nose "a pug," and the cap "old," all of which facts Fanny had carefully impressed upon her memory.
Father told me not to wait for any one, else I 'd lose my chance of a hack; so I gave my check to a man, and there he is with my trunk;" and Polly walked off after her one modest piece of baggage, followed by Tom, who felt a trifle depressed by his own remissness in polite attentions.
As the carriage drove off, Polly gave a little bounce on the springy seat, and laughed like a delighted child.
Miss Polly Harrington entered her kitchen a little hurriedly this June morning.
Nancy had never "worked out" before; but a sick mother suddenly widowed and left with three younger children besides Nancy herself, had forced the girl into doing something toward their support, and she had been so pleased when she found a place in the kitchen of the great house on the hill--Nancy had come from "The Corners," six miles away, and she knew Miss Polly Harrington only as the mistress of the old Harrington homestead, and one of the wealthiest residents of the town.
When you've finished your morning work, Nancy," Miss Polly was saying now, "you may clear the little room at the head of the stairs in the attic, and make up the cot bed.
Miss Polly hesitated, then went on: "I suppose I may as well tell you now, Nancy.
Well, that isn't exactly the word I should use," rejoined Miss Polly, stiffly.
In her own room, Miss Polly took out once more the letter which she had received two days before from the far-away Western town, and which had been so unpleasant a surprise to her.