cellie

1 of 2

noun (1)

cell·​ie ˈse-lē How to pronounce cellie (audio)
variants or less commonly celly
plural cellies
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

2 of 2

noun (2)

variants or less commonly celly
plural cellies
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

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

cell(mate) + -ie

Noun (2)

cell (phone) + -ie

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1967, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

2001, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cellie was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Cellie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellie. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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