billy

noun (1)
bil·ly | \ˈbi-lē \
plural billies

Definition of billy 

(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Australia and New Zealand

: a metal or enamelware pail or pot with a lid and wire bail

called also billycan

billy

noun (2)
plural billies

Definition of billy (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of billy

Noun (1)

1839, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for billy

Noun (1)

Scots billy-pot cooking utensil

Noun (2)

probably from the name Billy

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