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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
مُهْر، مُهْرَه
klisnička
hoppeføl
kancacsikó
ung meri
kumelaitė
ķēve
yavru kısrak

filly

[ˈfɪlɪ] Npotra f
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filly

[ˈfɪli] n (= horse) → pouliche f
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filly

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

[ˈfɪlɪ] npuledra
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

filly

(ˈfili) nounplural ˈfillies
a young female horse.
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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.
HER proven stamina and toughness might enable Hermosa become the fourth filly to complete the English-Irish 1,000 Guineas double in the Tattersalls-sponsored fillies classic at the Curragh tomorrow.
Reema Al Nasser won the Yearling Fillies (Class 1B), Nadrah Al Nasser emerged the champion in the Fillies 3 Years Old (Class 3) and Nayla Al Nasser, owned by Entiaq Stud, claimed the first place in the Fillies 2 Years Old (Class 2B).
Owned by Makhdum Syed Ahmad Mahmud and trained by Shahid Rehman, the filly gave the owner-breeder his third success in this event called the 'Fillies Derby' run over 1600 metres.
1 / 28 The Jeddah Arabian Horse Show kicked off with the showcasing of the first five classes of fillies and mares aged one to nine.
One of the great characters of racing, 87-year-old Mick Easterby, was orchestrating the applause in the winner's enclosure after course and distance winner Carlton Frankie readily justified favouritism in the Watch Racing UK In Stunning HD Fillies' Handicap Stakes.
"If we see nice fillies by any stallion we'll be very interested, just as we would with a nice colt.
Trained in Newmarket by Fanshawe, Soviet Song won her first Group One as a two-year-old in the Fillies' Mile at Ascot in 2002 and went on to record four more victories at the top level in the Falmouth Stakes (twice), the Sussex Stakes and the Matron Stakes.
RALPH BECKETT has once again advertised his skill with fillies this season and looks to have great chances with two more at Windsor as both Sacrament and Golden Stunner should break their maidens.
Shayel Aldhabi, winner of the Emirates Fillies' Classic in her last start, is in hot form and will be gunning for her fifth consecutive win here.
I''m So Glad looked a filly very much on the upgrade when scoring in great fashion at Ripon and can complete a hat-trick in the British Stallion Studs EBF/Park Suite Fillies'' Handicap.