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filly

[ fil-ee ]
/ ˈfɪl i /
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noun, plural fil·lies.

a young female horse.
Informal. a girl or young woman.

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Origin of filly

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English fyly, from Old Norse fyla “female, foal”; see foal
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British Dictionary definitions for filly

filly
/ (ˈfɪlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

a female horse or pony under the age of four
informal, rare a spirited girl or young woman
C15: from Old Norse fylja; related to Old High German fulihha; see foal
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