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billy 1

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪli/

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(also billycanˈbɪlɪkan)

noun (plural billies)

chiefly Australian /NZ
A tin or enamel cooking pot with a lid and a wire handle, for use when camping: Roger had our fire going and the billy boiling

Origin

Mid 19th century: probably from Scots dialect billy-pot, possibly reinforced by bouilli tin or bully tin, an empty tin that had contained ‘bully beef’ (see bully3), used as a cooking utensil.

Phrases

swing (or sling) the billy

1
Australian /NZ informal Prepare to make tea, especially as an act of hospitality.

Words that rhyme with billy

Billie, Chile, chilli (US chili), chilly, Dili, dilly, filly, frilly, ghillie, gillie, Gilly, hilly, Lillee, lily, Lyly, papillae, Philly, Piccadilly, piccalilli, silly, skilly, stilly, Tilly, willy-nilly

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billy 2 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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