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Philly

[fil-ee]
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noun
  1. Philadelphia (used as a nickname).
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Examples from the Web for philly

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Historical Examples

  • No time like the present, Philly, laddie;––no time like the present.

  • I wondered dimly when somebody would come and tell me how Philly was.

  • I'll bet this town is full of fracas buffs from as far as Philly.

    Mercenary

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • She said she could not pack the trunk with Philly looking on.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • Did mama tell you what Miss Bowyer says about your case, Philly?

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston


Word Origin and History for philly

Philly

familiar or colloquial shortening of Philadelphia, attested by 1890, but from 1858 as the popular name of a ferry boat of that name that crossed the Delaware River from the city to Camden, and a city baseball team has been the Phillies since 1883.

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