peely-wally

peelie-wallie

/ (ˈpiːlɪˈwælɪ) /

adjective

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

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Word Origin for peely-wally

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

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