skelly

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/ (ˈskɛlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

a whitefish, Coregonus stigmaticus, of certain lakes in the Lake District

Nearby words

  1. skeletonize,
  2. skelf,
  3. skelic index,
  4. skell,
  5. skellum,
  6. skelm,
  7. skelmersdale,
  8. skelp,
  9. skelter,
  10. skelton

Word Origin for skelly

C18: perhaps from dialect skell a shell or scale, and so called because of its large scales

verb -lies, -lying or -lied (intr)

to look sideways or squint

noun plural -lies

a quick look; glance

adjective

Also: skelly-eyed cross-eyed

Word Origin for skelly

probably from Old Norse, from skjalgr wry; related to Old English sceolh a squint

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