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scally

noun plural -lies
  1. Northwest English dialect a rascal; rogue
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Word Origin

C20: from scallywag
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Historical Examples

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

    Scally

    Ian Hay

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

    Scally

    Ian Hay

  • Her brother-in-law apologetically admitted that he had forgotten 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