welly

[ wel-ee ]
/ ˈwɛl i /

noun, plural wel·lies.Chiefly British Informal.

Usually wellies. Wellington boot.

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Origin of welly

First recorded in 1960–65; Well(ington boot) + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for welly

welly
/ (ˈwɛlɪ) /

noun

Also called: welly boot plural -lies informal a Wellington boot
slang energy, concentration, or commitment (esp in the phrase give it some welly)
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