Definition of dilly
: one that is remarkable or outstanding had a dilly of a storm for a practical joke, that was a dilly
Examples of dilly in a Sentence
came up with a dilly of an idea to get the fledgling company off the ground
Recent Examples of dilly from the Web
Serve hot or room temperature with dilly cream on the side.
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Origin and Etymology of dilly
obsolete dilly, adjective, delightful, perhaps by shortening & alteration from delightful
First Known Use: 1935See Words from the same year
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