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polly

[ pol-ee ]
/ ˈpɒl i /
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noun, plural pol·lies.
a tame parrot.
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Also called poll, poll parrot .

Origin of polly

Generic use of Polly

Other definitions for polly (2 of 2)

Polly
[ pol-ee ]
/ ˈpɒl i /

noun
a female given name, form of Mary.
a common name for a parrot.
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British Dictionary definitions for polly

polly
/ (ˈpɒlɪ) /

noun plural -lies
an informal word for politician
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