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telly

[tel-ee] /ˈtɛl i/
noun, plural tellies. British Informal.
2.
a television receiving set.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; tel(evision) + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for telly

telly

/ˈtɛlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
(informal, mainly Brit) short for television
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Word Origin and History for telly
n.

chiefly British English shortening of television, attested by 1940.

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