Meaning of littley in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɪt(ə)li/

nounplural noun littlies

informal mainly Australian, mainly New Zealand
  • A young child.

    • ‘Donald and his wife have two littlies under three and another due in February’
    • ‘My biggest concern is a littley who can't see over the bonnet of a parked car, and goes to cross the road.’
    • ‘If the littley found something in the fridge she shouldn't have, own up to it!’
    • ‘In case the size of the portions give you pause, they also feature a "Joey Menu" with the message, "This special tucker is just for littlies under 10".’
    • ‘For the littlies, there's lantern making workshops and the Lantern Parade, spaghetti circus performances, face painting, and a puppet theatre.’
    • ‘Littlies who become attached to a special toy take it home.’
    • ‘Littlies and anyone with spider or snake phobias be warned, this is quite a lot scarier than The Philosopher's Stone.’
    • ‘This film is rated MA for a reason: leave the littlies at home.’
    • ‘Whole families will be there as usual, from grannies and grandpas to moms and dads with littlies in prams.’
    • ‘John knows the importance of family life personally and professionally, and also wants his own time with the littlies.’
    • ‘Going to work these days involves donning a pair of bathers and an instructor's shirt to provide a good role model for all the littlies.’


1930s from little + -y.