Meaning of “filly” in the English Dictionary


"filly" in English

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fillynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪl.i/ us /ˈfɪl.i/

Examples from literature

  • A composite whoop of triumph rose from the spectators, and the filly rose with it. 
  • A filly beaten on all the racecourses! 
  • See how nice that filly stands? 
  • She had the grace and vigour of an unbroken filly at large upon the range. 
  • The success of the filly by fraudulent means led to the disqualification of the owner. 

(Definition of “filly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"filly" in American English

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fillynoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɪl·i/

(Definition of “filly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)