Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

Philly

[fil-ee] /ˈfɪl i/
noun
1.
Philadelphia (used as a nickname).
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Philly
Contemporary Examples
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.

    The Right Stuff Ian Hay
  • I'll bet this town is full of fracas buffs from as far as Philly.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • You take care of the rest of the world, Philly, but mama and I take care of you.

    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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for Philly

Philly

noun

Philadelphia (1891+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for philly

Word Value for Philly

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends