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Billy the Kid

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  1. William H. Bonney, 1859–81, U.S. outlaw.
  2. (italics) a ballet (1938) choreographed by Eugene Loring, with musical score by Aaron Copland.
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  • Soapy was one of these Billy-the-Kid killers, the only one left from the old days.

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British Dictionary definitions for billy the kid

Billy the Kid

  1. nickname of William H. Bonney . 1859–81, US outlaw
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billy the kid in Culture

Billy the Kid

An outlaw of the late nineteenth century in New Mexico, who claimed to have killed over twenty people; he was gunned down himself at age twenty-one. His real name is uncertain.

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