American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young female horse.
- n. Informal A lively, high-spirited girl or young woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female colt or foal; a young mare.
- n. A young woman; a lively, hoydenish, or wanton girl.
- n. Synonyms Colt, etc. See pony.
- To foal, as a mare.
- n. A young female horse.
- n. dated A young attractive female.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A female foal or colt; a young mare. Cf. colt, foal.
- n. colloq. A lively, spirited young girl.
- n. a young female horse under the age of four
- From Old Norse fylja (whence Danish føl). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English filli, from Old Norse fylja; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If a filly is as good as a colt, they ought to compete," said Jackson.”
“I think the filly is a better horse than Mine That Bird, bar none.”
“Trainer Chip Woolley, who will have Mike Smith ride Mine That Bird after Borel opted for the filly, is quietly confident that his slightly built horse can do it again.”
“The mother of [Garrett] Redmond’s 2-year-old filly is Jefferson’s Secret, whose sire is Colonial Affair.”
“We thought she was more of a mile-and-a-half filly, which is perfect for the Oaks.”
“As it turned out, the filly was the lone survivor of the Christmas massacre and they called her Bugz.”
“The filly was the second recent Derby standout to suffer this fate, after Barbaro, the 2006 champion, had to be put down after suffering a leg injury at the 2006 Preakness Stakes.”
“Once she'd taken Destiny and named her, Put had been amused enough to call the filly's half-brother by a matching name.”
“The filly was her own property, and she was breaking it for her own riding.”
“Danedream's trainer Peter Schiergen said the filly was the best horse he's trained.”
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