Definition of cellie
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 Prendergast, Denver Westword, 26 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 Cruz, ESPN, 15 May 2000 Next time you talk on your celly, keep it brief … — Greg Bishop, VIBE, August 1997
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