noun, plural tel·lies. British Informal.
Definition for telly (2 of 2)
noun British Informal.
Origin of tele
Examples from the Web for telly
McShera, who plays Daisy, later confides in me in New York that she calls Nicol her “telly mummy.”‘Downton Abbey’: My Tea With Mrs. Patmore, Lesley Nicol|Jace Lacob|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Obama held up his hand like he was pointing a remote control at the telly.Fatherly Obama’s Charm Turns Patronizing on Visit to ‘The View’|Michelle Cottle|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Obviously, former pols with less to lose are going to be freer to mix it up on the telly.
So if they said, you know, I want to be on the telly, I would say, 'Oh boys mummy did that.'
I don't know if it was talking movies, the radio, the coming of Telly, or what.
And then as if that crowned the sum total of her virtues he added, "Telly an' Lissy thinks lots o' her."Uncle Terry|Charles Clark Munn
Nothing was more greatly in demand than feeding the insatiable maw of the Telly fan, nothing, ultimately, became more profitable.
Then what's the necessity of this endless succession of bloody fracases, covered to the most minute bloody detail on the Telly?
And it's the Telly fan, the fracas-buff, who decides who the Category Military heroes are.
British Dictionary definitions for telly
noun plural -lies
Word Origin and History for telly
chiefly British English shortening of television, attested by 1940.