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polly

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒli
 
/
(also pollie)

Definition of polly in English:

noun (plural pollies)

Australian /NZ informal
A politician.
Example sentences
  • They're just some of our federal pollies who are former political staffers.
  • It's bad form for pollies to leak Parliamentary Committee reports.
  • Ironic, really, for a pollie whose political career was built on conservative family values.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with polly

Barbirolli, brolly, collie, dolly, folly, golly, holly, jolly, lolly, Mollie, molly, nollie, Ollie, poly, trolley, volley, wally

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