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A stupid or foolish person.
- ‘The dressing stations will be busy enough without having to patch up silly billies who didn't wear sensible shoes.’
- ‘There's plenty more punning jokes like that, spouting from the crooked mouth of Harrogate Theatre's dimple-cheeky silly billy.’
- ‘This is a very good alternative crop for farmers and I do not want it to be jeopardised by some silly billies in society.’
- ‘On it was a picture of a rabbit with extremely large teeth saying, ‘Don't be a silly billy and floss your teeth’.’
- ‘The ‘silly billy’ was rewarded with the Bunker Banana Booby for this slip.’
silly billy/ˈsilē ˈbilē/
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