cellie

noun cell·ie \ ˈse-lē \
variants: or less commonly celly

Definition of cellie

plural cellies
US slang
1 :cellmate
  • On the third day, guards put a jumbo-sized prisoner into Turner's cell. Turner, who claimed to be a protective-custody case, protested. He got the worst of the ensuing fight with his cellie, who was soon removed.
  • —Alan PrendergastDenver Westword26 June 2003
2 :cell phone
  • As Venus dials her dad on her cellie, LaVar gives Richard Williams a shout-out: “Tell him I said, ‘Peace.’”
  • —Anne Marie CruzESPN15 May 2000
  • Next time you talk on your celly, keep it brief …
  • —Greg BishopVIBEAugust 1997

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First Known Use of cellie

1966


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