noun, plural wel·lies.


or wel·ly


noun, plural wel·lies. Chiefly British Informal.

Usually wellies. Wellington boot.
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Historical Examples of welly

  • He skens ill enough to crack a looking-glass, welly (well-nigh).

  • I was only just thinking, daddy, what a welly funny booful lady she were, daddy.

    At The Relton Arms

    Evelyn Sharp

  • An' Enoch welly blew his lips off wi' playin', I con tell thi.

  • It's like breaking your word, welly, for your aunt never had no thought but you'd make this your home.

    Adam Bede

    George Eliot

  • "Those chestnuts were welly fond of each other," said Rupert, in his solemnest way, while they were cooling in the fender.

    The Christmas Fairy

    John Strange Winter

British Dictionary definitions for welly



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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