There are 2 definitions of keelie in English:

keelie1

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Pronunciation: /ˈkiːli
 
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noun (plural keelies)

Scottish & Northern English
  • A disreputable inhabitant of a town or city, especially one from Glasgow.
    More example sentences
    • Where I live is okay - if I could just get rid of all the keelies it would be even better.
    • There has been much interest recently in the Scots’ language Gaelic, once the preserve of the teuchters in the highlands but now increasingly popular among the keelies in the lowlands.
    • You're a Keelie aren't you?

Origin

early 19th century: perhaps related to gillie.

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Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
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(in science fiction) navigation in outer space

There are 2 definitions of keelie in English:

keelie2

Line breaks: kee¦lie
Pronunciation: /ˈkiːli
 
/

noun (plural keelies)

Scottish & Northern English
  • A small hawk or falcon, such as the sparrowhawk or kestrel.

Origin

early 19th century: perhaps imitative of its call.

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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space