Definition of filly
1 : a young female horse usually of less than four years
2 : a young woman : girl
Examples of filly in a Sentence
she's still a filly, so she has plenty of time to decide what she wants to do in life
Recent Examples of filly from the Web
Aqua Frio’s time was the fastest mile of the season at the Auburn track, surpassing the 1:34.88 set last week by Top Quality in the Irish Day Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
In the Queen Mary Stakes, a five-furlong Group 2 sprint for two-year-old fillies, Heartache (5-1) triumphed from America's odds-on favorite Happy Like A Fool, trained by Ward, who has saddled the last two winners of the race.
The 4-year-old filly, whose previous race was last month at famed Churchill Downs, pulled away in the stretch from favored Citizen Kitty to win the Washington Legislators Stakes by 2 lengths at Emerald Downs in Auburn on Sunday.
The Fillies' riveting shootout victory against three-time defending Class 3A state champion New Trier on June 3 secured the first state title in the program's history.
NEW YORK — Songbird captured her comeback, winning the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes for fillies and mares, while Mike Smith and trainer Bob Baffert also starred on the Belmont Stakes undercard Saturday.
Hon gave up a solo home run in the second inning to first baseman Brooke Stralow, but the Fillies could only get one other runner as far as second base despite going down in order only once.
The senior midfielder scored in the first minute, and senior midfielder Sydney Bowling added a goal and an assist as the host Fillies defeated Rockton Hononegah 4-1 in a Class 3A supersectional Tuesday night in Barrington.
Mike’s filly really tried hard, but my filly is so nice.
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Origin and Etymology of filly
Middle English fyly, from Old Norse fylja; akin to Old English fola foal
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of filly for English Language Learners
: a young female horse
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Definition of filly for Students
: a young female horse
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