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wally

[ wey-lee ]
/ ˈweɪ li /
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adjective Scot.
fine; splendid.
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Origin of wally

First recorded in 1490–1500; wale2 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for wally (1 of 3)

wally1
/ (ˈweɪlɪ) /

adjective Scot archaic
fine, pleasing, or splendid
robust or strong

Word Origin for wally

C16: of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for wally (2 of 3)

wally2
/ (ˈwælɪ) /

adjective Central Scot dialect
made of chinaa wally dug; a wally vase
lined with ceramic tilesa wally close
See also wallies

Word Origin for wally

from obsolete dialect wallow faded, adjectival use of wallow to fade, from Old English wealwian

British Dictionary definitions for wally (3 of 3)

wally3
/ (ˈwɒlɪ) /

noun plural -lies
slang a stupid person

Word Origin for wally

C20: shortened form of the given name Walter
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