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[usually in singular] An excellent example of a particular type of person or thing.‘that's a dilly of a breakfast recipe’
- ‘The nameless viewpoint racer is making 'one last run', and it's a dilly.’
- ‘At only $14.95 it's a dilly of a deal for this long sold-out series, previously available only in hardcover (if you could find it).’
- ‘If the case holds us upon real scrutiny, it's going to be a dilly.’
- ‘This is their first effort to publish a shotshell reloading manual, and it's a dilly.’
Late 19th century (as an adjective in the sense delightful): alteration of the first syllable of delightful or delicious.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.