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[pol-ee] /ˈpɒl i/
noun, plural pollies.
a tame parrot.
Also called poll, poll parrot.
Origin of polly
generic use of Polly


[pol-ee] /ˈpɒl i/
a female given name, form of Mary.
a common name for a parrot. Unabridged
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  • After breakfast, Adams piloted polly over the premises, from the corral to the office.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • Then the polly passed on into the night with clear pathway to the open sea.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • At last all was quiet; polly, as usual, took her post at the door.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • The master of the polly seized Mayo's legs and yanked him backward to the deck.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • She says, 'polly, you 're going to be a lady and never do what you don't want to any more.'

British Dictionary definitions for polly


noun (pl) -lies
an informal word for politician
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for polly


fem. proper name, a rhyming collateral form of Molly, pet form of Mary.

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