billy

noun (1)
bil·​ly | \ ˈbi-lē How to pronounce billy (audio) \
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)

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Synonyms: Noun (2)

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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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“Billy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/billy. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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