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

  • n. A young female horse.
  • n. Informal A lively, high-spirited girl or young woman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young female horse.
  • n. A young attractive female.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female foal or colt; a young mare. Cf. colt, foal.
  • n. A lively, spirited young girl.

from The 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.

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

  • n. a young female horse under the age of four


Middle English filli, from Old Norse fylja; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse fylja (whence Danish føl). (Wiktionary)



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