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filly

[fil-ee] /ˈfɪl i/
noun, plural fillies.
1.
a young female horse.
2.
Informal. a girl or young woman.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English fyly < Old Norse fyla female foal
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  • Due to the multiple and severe lacerations and the extensive joint involvement the filly had a grave prognosis for recovery.
British Dictionary definitions for filly

filly

/ˈfɪlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
a female horse or pony under the age of four
2.
(informal, rare) a spirited girl or young woman
Word Origin
C15: from Old Norse fylja; related to Old High German fulihha; see foal
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Word Origin and History for filly
n.

c.1400, fyly, possibly from Old Norse fylja, fem. of foli "foal" (see foal (n.)). Slang sense of "young girl" is from 1610s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for filly

filly

noun

A girl; young woman

[1616+; fr French fille, ''girl'']


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