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Syllabification: dil·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈdilē

noun (plural dillies)

[usually in singular] North American informal
An excellent example of a particular type of person or thing: that’s a dilly of a breakfast recipe
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  • The nameless viewpoint racer is making 'one last run', and it's a dilly.
  • At only $14.95 it's a dilly of a deal for this long sold-out series, previously available only in hardcover (if you could find it).
  • This is their first effort to publish a shotshell reloading manual, and it's a dilly.


late 19th century (as an adjective in the sense 'delightful'): alteration of the first syllable of delightful or delicious.

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adjective (dillier, dilliest)

Australian/NZ informal , dated
Odd; foolish.


late 19th century: perhaps a blend of daft and silly.

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