Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given names Mildred, Millicent, Emily and Camilla, also used as a formal given name.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • "It can be a bit cumbersome and a bit of a pain," said Michelle Smith , the designer behind the label Milly who does exclusives for Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Net-a-Porter.

    The Making of an 'Exclusive'

  • Then she called Milly and they changed the neck and sleeves a little, took a yard of width from the skirt, and behold! it became a "creation," in the very height of style.

    A Daughter of the Land

  • And then he called Milly to him, kissed her tenderly, smiled sadly upon her, and turning to Cousin Monica, said --

    Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

  • Miss us, no Misses, 'said my uncle;' she is Maud, and you Dudley, or I mistake; or we shall have you calling Milly, madame.

    Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

  • But as childhood fans of the "Leave it to Beaver," we sometimes call Milly "Eddie Haskell," after the conniving youngster on the old television program.

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

  • It transpired that the woman had left behind a dog which was then adopted by 'Milly' - played by Montserrat Lombard.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The next came in the sudden appearance of a person called "Milly" -- I've forgotten her surname -- whom

    Tono Bungay

  • Montag’s wife, Milly is addicted to her entertainment — which is a bit like a virtual reality type of environment.

    108432180512447186 « Michael in Nashville

  • And then he called Milly to him, kissed her tenderly, smiled sadly upon her, and turning to Cousin Monica, said — “This is my daughter Milly — oh! she has been presented to you down-stairs, has she?

    Uncle Silas

  • Miss us, no Misses,” said my uncle; “she is Maud, and you Dudley, or I mistake; or we shall have you calling Milly, madame.

    Uncle Silas

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.