noun, plural (especially collectively) eel, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) eels.
Origin of eel
British Dictionary definitions for eely
Word Origin for eel
Word Origin and History for eely
Old English æl, from Proto-Germanic *ælaz (cf. Old Frisian -el, Middle Dutch ael, Dutch aal, Old Saxon and Old High German al, German Aal, Old Norse all), of unknown origin, with no certain cognates outside Germanic. Used figuratively for slipperiness from at least 1520s.
Idioms and Phrases with eely
see slippery as an eel.