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shelly

[ shel-ee ]
/ ˈʃɛl i /
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adjective, shell·i·er, shell·i·est.

abounding in shells: a shelly surf.
consisting of a shell or shells.
like a shell or shells.

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Origin of shelly

First recorded in 1545–55; shell + -y1

Definition for shelly (2 of 2)

Shelly
[ shel-ee ]
/ ˈʃɛl i /

noun

a male or female given name.
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