noun (plural willies)British informal
Early 20th century: nickname for the given name William.
Words that rhyme with willyBillie, billy, 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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chuck (or throw) a willy
- Display sudden anger: he chucks a willy when I ask him if he is ready to say sorryMore example sentences
- Maynard will chuck a willy if you compare them to each other.
- "Are you quite certain you didn't put it there? Innocently, I mean, just hoping she'd throw a willy."
- Most receivers just don't like the cloud storage, and chuck a willy.
1930s: perhaps from willy-willy.
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