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
<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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