- a tame parrot.
Origin of polly
generic use of Polly
- a female given name, form of Mary.
- a common name for a parrot.
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Examples from the Web for polly
Terms of Endearment got made because Polly Platt was so persistent.Larry McMurtry: How I Write
April 24, 2013
Polly wrote a letter of support, saying, “Ron is not normal.”15 Scientology Revelations From Lawrence Wright’s ‘Going Clear’
The Daily Beast
January 16, 2013
“We are talking about a very sophisticated eye,” writes Polly Mellen.Denis Piel: A Legendary Photographer Finds His Moment
August 29, 2012
It is a bedtime story for adults, filled with first names only—Jack and Polly, Jane and Jean, Asa and Madge, Luke and Annie.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 30, 2012
April 2, 2012
Ten years after releasing her last work of fiction, Polly Samson is back with a new story collection, Perfect Lives.Rocking to Perfection
April 4, 2011
Chip carefully brushed a fly off Polly's flank with the whip.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
And whether she died, or whether she got well and forgot Polly, none of us ever heard.
Life in general seems to have treated Polly in somewhat the same way.
It was little to give out of a full and happy day; but Polly had nothing.
There I found Polly, who had an air of calling everything in the house her own.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
- an informal word for politician
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Word Origin and History for polly
fem. proper name, a rhyming collateral form of Molly, pet form of Mary.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper