noun dil·ly \ˈdi-lē\
plural dillies

Definition of DILLY

:  one that is remarkable or outstanding <had a dilly of a storm> <for a practical joke, that was a dilly>

Examples of DILLY

  1. <came up with a dilly of an idea to get the fledgling company off the ground>

Origin of DILLY

obsolete dilly, adjective, delightful, perhaps by shortening & alteration from delightful
First Known Use: 1935


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