Part of speech: noun

A young mare.

Part of speech: noun

A bold or lively young woman.

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Usage examples "filly":

  1. This girl reminded him of a two- year- old filly he had once seen, stepping out of Ascot paddock for her first race, with the sun glistening on her satin chestnut skin, her neck held high, her eyes all fire- as sure to win, as that grass was green. - "The Patrician", John Galsworthy.
  2. And even that was a 'fluke, ' because Bearwarden's Bacchante filly was left at the post. - "M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."", G.J. Whyte-Melville.
  3. A little filly like you has got to. - "Every Soul Hath Its Song", Fannie Hurst.