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Meaning of kelly

kel'ly

Pronunciation: (kel'ē), [key]
— pl. -lies, -lys.
  1. a man's stiff hat, as a derby or straw skimmer.

Kel•ly

Pronunciation: (kel'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1923, U.S. painter and sculptor.
  2. 1898–1979, U.S. circus clown and pantomimist.
  3. 1887–1974, U.S. playwright and actor.
  4. 1913–73, U.S. cartoonist.
  5. a male or female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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