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filly

Syllabification: fil·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfilē
 
/

Definition of filly in English:

noun (plural fillies)

1A young female horse, especially one less than four years old.
Example sentences
  • Four fillies and five colts all breezed one furlong in 10.20 seconds.
  • In the latest incident, the filly was one of four purchased last year and left in Ireland to be broken.
  • We're got five two-year-old fillies in training with my brother, Elliott, and we've got four three- and four-year-old fillies also.
1.1 dated A lively girl or young woman.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old Norse fylja, of Germanic origin; related to foal.

Words that rhyme with filly

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

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