Entry from US English dictionary
noun (plural cellies)
1 informal term for cellular phone. Timmy whips out his celly to beep White Mike
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- I'm stranded on top of a building with an annoying little boy and a lame celly and I'm bored!
- The celly vibrates, it's Shelblack: ‘Word up, I'm surfing in Waikiki and skating with Jay Adams.’
- Rasheed Wallace rolled in after the game started, walked onto the court and sat down on one of the benches, talking on his celly the whole time…
2 informal (Among prisoners) cellmate.
- My new celly is a twenty-six year old lad called Long Island who brought with him from Florence some interesting books: he gave me F. Scott Fitzgerald's ‘Tender is the Night’.
- So who do you think would make a good celly for Ogre?
- Manny and his celly Scooby were stripped out and their entire cell property was confiscated for 3 days; much to the delight of most of my neighbours who enjoyed the spectacle.
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