billi-bi

noun
bil·​li-bi | \ ˈbi-lē-ˌbē How to pronounce billi-bi (audio) , ˌbi-lē-ˈbē \
variants: or less commonly billy-bi

Definition of billi-bi

: a soup of mussel stock, white wine, and cream served hot or cold

First Known Use of billi-bi

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for billi-bi

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

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“Billi-bi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/billi-bi. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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