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(also billycan /ˈbɪlɪkan/)

noun (plural billies)

British
A tin or enamel cooking pot with a lid and a wire handle, for use when camping.

Origin

mid 19th century: perhaps from Aboriginal billa 'water'.

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Syllabification: bil·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈbilē
 
/

noun (plural billies)

1 short for billy goat.
Example sentences
  • More mild mannered than full-sized goats, these little billies and nannies have become the latest must-have pets for Christmas.
  • It was a young billy, useless for milking, but pretty.
  • Some of the younger billies were locking horns in mock fights watched over by the full-bearded patriarch of the herd, a venerable old fellow like something out of the Book of Revelations.
2 (also billy club) North American A truncheon; a cudgel.
Example sentences
  • The Gangs of New York ‘sports set’ featuring a billy club, a shiv and a board with a nail driven through it.
  • And since our image is the most intimate part of our message that dissent exists and we are its faces they can disempower democratic assembly without swinging a single billy club.
  • However, I saw a San Antonio police officer yesterday who had three sets of handcuffs, three loaded Glock magazines, one Glock pistol, radios, telephones, a billy club, sunglasses and heaven knows what he was carrying I couldn't see.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Billy, nickname for the given name William.

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