Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun British a large amount.

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  • noun Alternative form of billy-oh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an unimaginably large amount

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In fact, all over Europe buyers have been bolting like billyo.

    Letters: The high stakes involved in the Grand National

  • Controversy sells, conspiracy sells, an unorthodox hero battling the establishment sells and above all, a promise that you, the little man, can best the forces that “keep you down” in life and know better than “them” if you just read this book, oh, that sells like billyo.

    The lure of the crank

  • I called people in Ireland to keep arranging things, and packed like billyo.

    Perhaps not wise

  • For example, the entire planet is currently frothing around like billyo over speculation that Britney Spears is pregnant with yet another child.

    Britney Spears Definitely Pregnant, Not Just Porky

  • Now she was inadvertently the cause of her mother being fired like a Walker's crisp, and him getting it like billyo from his own mother for the next six months.

    faceless

  • She is used to pursuing that fleet and antlered pride of the forest – the stag – and she can go like billyo.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • For the wooden fence leading up to the bridge had caught fire, and it was burning like billyo.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • She is used to pursuing that fleet and antlered pride of the forest -- the stag -- and she can go like billyo.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Maybe like the 600 jobs Sean Quinn announced in Cork just after he was caught filching money billyo out of his companies to support his gambling.

    Politics.ie - 3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,41,42,48,49,50,52

  • As pop-up restaurants go - and you can be sure they will be spreading like billyo in the next few months - this one, certainly, is the real deal, taking place in a proper house and done in the right spirit for the right reasons - it's all about the food.

    The Guardian World News

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  • Look at that billyo of bilbyo dungo!

    July 24, 2010