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noun (pl) -lies
(Northwest English, dialect) a rascal; rogue
Word Origin
C20: from scallywag
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Historical Examples
  • Her brother-in-law apologetically admitted that he had forgotten scally.

    Scally Ian Hay
  • You are never going to introduce scally into Aunt Phœbe's establishment!

    Scally Ian Hay
  • So we'll call you Excalibur, won't we, darling little scally?

    Scally Ian Hay
  • Afraid I don't dance the tango, scally, old man; but thanks for the invitation, all the same!

    Scally Ian Hay
Contemporary definitions for scally

having a scaly scalp or scalp infection


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