• short for 'Billy Whizz' a character from an English children's comic (the Beano). 'Whizz' is another name for the drug 'speed'. ie. It makes you whizz.

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  • Billy — may refer to:People* A common nickname for William * Jacques de Billy, French mathematician * Jacques de Billy (abbot), French patristic scholar, theologian, jurist, linguist, and Benedictine abbot Other uses* A young male domestic goat *… …   Wikipedia

  • Billy — ist eine Koseform des englischen Vornamens William bzw. dessen Kurzform Bill (Vorname) der Künstlername einer deutsch serbischen Sängerin, siehe Billy (Sängerin) das Pseudonym eines schweizerischen Lehrers, Aphoristikers und Buchautors,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Billy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Billy hace referencia a: billy y coby: dos perros locos Billy Childish, pintor y poeta del Reino Unido; Billy Crystal, actor norteamericano; Billy Gilman, cantante y compositor de música Country; Billy Preston,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • billy — UK [ˈbɪlɪ] / US or billycan UK [ˈbɪlɪˌkæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms billy : singular billy plural billies Word forms billycan : singular billycan plural billycans a container used for cooking food over a fire …   English dictionary

  • Billy — Bil ly, n. 1. A club; esp., a policeman s club. Also called {billy club} [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Wool Manuf.) A slubbing or roving machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Billy — Désigne celui qui est originaire de Billy, nom de localité assez fréquent (= domaine de Billius, forme latinisée d un éventuel *Billios, nom d homme gaulois). Le patronyme est surtout répandu dans les Deux Sèvres et la Loire Atlantique …   Noms de famille

  • billy — billy1 [bil′ē] n. pl. billies [< BILLET2] a club or heavy stick; truncheon, esp. one carried by a policeman: in full billy club billy2 [bil′ē] n. pl. billies [< Australian billycan < ? native term billa, water (as in BILLABONG …   English World dictionary

  • billy — index cudgel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Billy —   [bi ji], André Jules Barthélemy, französischer Literaturkritiker und Schriftsteller, * Saint Quentin 13. 12. 1882, ✝ Fontainebleau 11. 4. 1971; wurde als Verfasser von Biographien (u. a. über D. Diderot, H. de Balzac, G. Apollinaire, C. A.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • billy — (n.) club, 1848, Amer.Eng., originally burglars slang for crowbar; meaning policeman s club first recorded 1856, probably from nickname of William, applied to various objects (Cf. jack, jimmy, jenny) …   Etymology dictionary

  • billy — (also billycan) ► NOUN (pl. billies) ▪ a tin or enamel cooking pot with a lid and folding handle, used in camping. ORIGIN perhaps from an Aboriginal word meaning «water» …   English terms dictionary

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