peelie-wally

peelie-wally
Adj. Pale looking, sickly. Scottish use

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • peelie-wally — /pēˈli walˈi/ (Scot) adjective Pale, ill looking, off colour ORIGIN: Thought to be reduplicated form of Scot peelie thin, emaciated; perh a connection with ↑wally2, in allusion to the paleness of china, or of dentures …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peely wally — Peely Wally, peelie wallie, is Scottish dialect referring to something being: pale, off colour or ill looking. Origins The term peely wally originated in Scotland, but has slowly found its way into common use, everyday language in both England… …   Wikipedia

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