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Celly

noun; zero derivation
cellular phone ("Remember, I'm only a celly away.") The zero derivation and clipping have become standard in American usage ("cell" for "cellular telephone"), for convenience's sake. The diminutive "-y" was probably added to make the word roll off the tongue better or sound cuter. Composed of: "cellular telephone" (portable oral communication device) + "-y" (dim)
 
Out and about. Call the celly. 268.9596!
Etymology : New formation by zero derivation, clipping, and derivation from "cellular phone" + "-y".
Source : L. M.'s away message
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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