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billy

noun bil·ly \ ˈbi-lē \

Definition of billy

plural billies
chiefly Australia and New Zealand
: a metal or enamelware pail or pot with a lid and wire bail called also billycan

Origin and Etymology of billy

Scots billy-pot cooking utensil


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billy

noun

Definition of billy

plural billies

Origin and Etymology of billy

probably from the name Billy



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