- Philadelphia (used as a nickname).
Examples from the Web for philly
Today, there are no travel bans levied against the 8:15am Acela bound for Philly.Disease History Vs. Disease Hysteria
October 19, 2014
So have you ever gone to Philly and ran up the museum steps, Rocky-style?
But my sister went to Temple University, so I spent a lot of time in Philly.
Why are we so obsessed with this gang of alcoholic losers from Philly?Why ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Is Funny: An Examination of Scenes, Stripped of Context
November 10, 2013
To see why the Philly mutants are causing such confusion, some vaccine science is in order.Ignore the Fear Mongering: Whooping Cough Vaccine Works
February 22, 2013
No time like the present, Philly, laddie;––no time like the present.The Spoilers of the Valley
I wondered dimly when somebody would come and tell me how Philly was.The Right Stuff
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.
Did mama tell you what Miss Bowyer says about your case, Philly?
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.