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billy

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noun bil·ly \ˈbi-lē\

Definition of billy

plural

billies

chiefly Australia and New Zealand

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1839


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billy

noun bil·ly

Definition of billy

plural

billies

Origin and Etymology of billy

probably from the name Billy


First Known Use: 1848



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