One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Timmy whips out his celly to beep White Mike’informal term for cellular phone
- ‘I'm stranded on top of a building with an annoying little boy and a lame celly and I'm bored!’
- ‘He was grinding it again to get a good fide away when the wackest human ever appeared and stood in the line of fire with his celly and a condescending grin on his wack face.’
- ‘I got my celly out of my pocket and dialed Stacey's number.’
- ‘The celly vibrates, it's Shelblack: ‘Word up, I'm surfing in Waikiki and skating with Jay Adams.’’
- ‘Rasheed Wallace rolled in after the game started, walked onto the court and sat down on one of the benches, talking on his celly the whole time…’
2informal (among prisoners) cellmate.
- ‘My dangerous new celly's crime spree came to an abrupt end in 1995.’
- ‘My new celly is a twenty-six year old lad called Long Island who brought with him from Florence some interesting books: he gave me F. Scott Fitzgerald's ‘Tender is the Night’.’
- ‘Manny and his celly Scooby were stripped out and their entire cell property was confiscated for 3 days; much to the delight of most of my neighbours who enjoyed the spectacle.’
- ‘So who do you think would make a good celly for Ogre?’
- ‘My celly, David, is now a satisfied pill-popping inmate.’
By shortening and alteration.
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