cellie

noun (1)
cell·​ie | \ ˈse-lē How to pronounce cellie (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
plural cellies

Definition of cellie

 (Entry 1 of 2)

US slang
: cellmate Then the guards called my cellie's name, with another group of housing moves, just after 8 p.m.— Joe Garcia I talked with Stan, … Eddie's current cellie (cellmate).— Joey Gordon

cellie

noun (2)
variants: or less commonly celly
plural cellies

Definition of cellie (Entry 2 of 2)

US slang
: cell phone Pinpoint the precise reasons your parents don't want you having a cellie. Are they worried you'll spend time chatting or texting instead of doing homework?— Laura Sandler

First Known Use of cellie

Noun (1)

1967, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

2001, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cellie

Noun (1)

cell(mate) + -ie

Noun (2)

cell (phone) + -ie

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“Cellie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellie. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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