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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.]
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n, pl -lies
slang chiefly US and Canadian a person or thing that is remarkable
[C20: perhaps from girl's proper name Dilly]
adj, -lier or -liest
slang Austral and NZ silly
[C20: perhaps from silly]
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n., pl. -lies. Informal.
something or someone regarded as remarkable or unusual.
[1930–35; Amer.; earlier as adj.: wonderful]
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