bil·​li-bi ˈbi-lē-ˌbē How to pronounce billi-bi (audio)
variants or less commonly billy-bi
: a soup of mussel stock, white wine, and cream served hot or cold

Word History


French, alteration of Billy B., perhaps from William B. Leeds, Jr. †1972 American industrialist

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of billi-bi was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Billi-bi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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