filly

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noun fil·ly \ˈfi-lē\

Definition of filly

plural

fillies

  1. 1 :  a young female horse usually of less than four years

  2. 2 :  a young woman :  girl

Examples of filly in a sentence

  1. <she's still a filly, so she has plenty of time to decide what she wants to do in life>

Origin and Etymology of filly

Middle English fyly, from Old Norse fylja; akin to Old English fola foal


First Known Use: 15th century


FILLY Defined for English Language Learners

filly

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noun fil·ly \ˈfi-lē\

Definition of filly for English Language Learners

  • : a young female horse


FILLY Defined for Kids

filly

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noun fil·ly \ˈfi-lē\

Definition of filly for Students

plural

fillies

  1. :  a young female horse



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