Filly meaning

fĭlē
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A young female horse, especially a racehorse less than five years old, or a young female of another equine species.
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A young female horse, specif. one under five years of age.
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(informal) A vivacious young woman or girl.
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A young female horse.
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(dated) A young attractive female.

Hey, Homer, get a load of the gams on that filly!

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(informal) A lively, high-spirited girl or young woman.
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Origin of filly

  • Middle English filli from Old Norse fylja pau-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse fylja (whence Danish føl).

    From Wiktionary