Definition of celly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈselē/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also cellie)

noun (plural cellies)

1 informal term for cellular phone. Timmy whips out his celly to beep White Mike
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


By shortening and alteration.

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Syllabification: cell·y

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