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Word of the Day 07/12/20 Dilly

Dilly (noun)
dilly [ dil-ee ]


noun, plural dil·lies. Informal.
1. something or someone regarded as remarkable, unusual, etc.: a dilly of a movie.

Origin: 1930–35; Americanism; earlier as adj.: wonderful, apparently a shortening of delightful or delicious, with -y (now taken as -y)

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DILLY
After showing promise, she was plucked out and sent to Bletchley to work in the research unit run by Dilly Knox.
WEEK IN DEATH: THE WOMAN WHO CRACKED HITLER’S CODES|THE TELEGRAPH|NOVEMBER 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST

For he had not meant that Dilly should fence any land just yet.
THE LONG SHADOW|B. M. BOWER

Dilly--Nay, if you will take it upon you, I am sure I shall be very happy to see them both here.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL. 5|VARIOUS

Finally, after watching him a moment with her keen eyes, Dilly touched him lightly on the arm.
MEADOW GRASS|ALICE BROWN

Dilly ran after him, threatening and coaxing, but he did not notice her.
DEW DROPS, VOL. 37, NO. 34, AUGUST 23, 1914|VARIOUS

Mr. Dilly was in the Woodruff District to build a backfire against this conflagration of the county superintendent.
THE BROWN MOUSE|HERBERT QUICK

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