Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that is remarkable or extraordinary, as in size or quality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of diligence.
  • noun Same as daffodil, daffodilly.
  • noun A small sapotaceous tree, Mimusops Sieberi, specifically called the wild dilly, found on the Florida keys and in the West Indies. Its wood is very heavy and hard, of a dark-brown color, and susceptible of a beautiful polish.
  • noun A bag woven of grasses or of fur twisted into cord; a small bag of any material.

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

  • noun A kind of stagecoach.
  • noun something remarkable, highly unusual, or exceptionally effective.

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  • adjective redolent of dill (the spice)
  • noun Someone or something that is remarkable or unusual.
  • noun dated A kind of stagecoach.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Obsolete dilly, delightful, shortening and alteration of delightful.]

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dill +‎ -y

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Contracted from diligence.

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