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  Dictionary Definition of billy

billy [1]
noun ( plural billies )
1. a cylindrical container for liquids, sometimes enamelled, usually having a close-fitting lid.
2. any container, often makeshift, for boiling water, making tea, etc.
-- adjective
3. made in a billy; billy tea, billy bread.
-- phrase
4. boil the billy, to make billy tea.
[probably from Scottish d. bally a milk-pail]