[fil-uh-beg] /ˈfɪl əˌbɛg/
[fil-uh-del-fee-uh] /ˌfɪl əˈdɛl fi ə/ noun 1. a city in SE Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River: Declaration of Independence signed here July 4, 1776. /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfɪə/ noun 1. a city and port in SE Pennsylvania, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers: the fourth largest city in the US; founded by Quakers in 1682; […]
- Philadelphia cheese steak
noun See cheese steak
- Philadelphia chromosome
Philadelphia chromosome Phil·a·del·phi·a chromosome (fĭl’ə-děl’fē-ə) n. An abnormal minute chromosome found in white blood cells in many cases of chronic myelocytic leukemia.
noun 1. a lawyer of outstanding ability at exploiting legal fine points and technicalities. A shrewd attorney, adept at dealing with legal technicalities, as in It would take a Philadelphia lawyer to get him off. This expression dates from the late 1700s and, as lexicographer Richard H. Thornton observed: “Why members of the Philadelphia bar […]