Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BILLY, n.2 A ticket. A reduced form of billet. w.Sc. 1932 S. H. Smith Isle, Ben and Loch 201:
The cakes are served on ashets, which is a word left by the French, as is also “gigot” for a leg of mutton' or “billy” for a ticket, and many more.

[See Bilget, n.1, and Billgate.]

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