peely-wally

peelie-wallie

adjective

Scot slang off colour; pale and ill-lookinghe's a wee bit peely-wally this morning

Nearby words

  1. peele,
  2. peele, george,
  3. peeler,
  4. peeling,
  5. peelings,
  6. peen,
  7. peene,
  8. peenemünde,
  9. peep,
  10. peep show

Word Origin for peely-wally

apparently a reduplicated form of wally ² in the sense: faded

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