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silly billy

Syllabification: sil·ly bil·ly

Definition of silly billy in English:

noun

informal , chiefly British
A stupid or foolish person.
Example sentences
  • This is a very good alternative crop for farmers and I do not want it to be jeopardised by some silly billies in society.
  • The dressing stations will be busy enough without having to patch up silly billies who didn't wear sensible shoes.
  • The ‘silly billy’ was rewarded with the Bunker Banana Booby for this slip.

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