Slang a surprising or remarkable person, thing, event, etc.
Origin of dillyorigin, originally adjective , probably altered and amp; contr. ; from del(ightful) + -y
nounpl. dil·lies Slang
One that is remarkable or extraordinary, as in size or quality: had a dilly of a fight.
Origin of dillyObsolete dilly, delightful, shortening and alteration of delightful.
dill + -y
- Someone or something that is remarkable or unusual.
- (dated) A kind of stagecoach.
Contracted from diligence.