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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (noun) A young female horse.
  2. (noun) Informal A lively, high-spirited girl or young woman.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. "If a filly is as good as a colt, they ought to compete," said Jackson. - Rachel Alexandra holds off Mine That Bird, wins Preakness
  2. I think the filly is a better horse than Mine That Bird, bar none. - Mine That Bird, Rachel Alexandra worthy of rivalry
  3. Trainer Chip Woolley, who will have Mike Smith ride Mine That Bird after Borel opted for the filly, is quietly confident that his slightly built horse can do it again. - Rachel Alexandra: Can girl power win out?
  4. The mother of [Garrett] Redmond’s 2-year-old filly is Jefferson’s Secret, whose sire is Colonial Affair. - Archive 2005-09-01
  5. We thought she was more of a mile-and-a-half filly, which is perfect for the Oaks. - Why Frankie Dettori is more focused on the 2011 Oaks than the Derby


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