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peely-wally

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːlɪwɒli
 
, ˌpiːlɪˈwali
 
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(also peely-wallie)

Definition of peely-wally in English:

adjective

Scottish
Pale and sickly in appearance: his face assumes a peely-wally hue
More example sentences
  • Among a sea of peely-wally politicians at their HQ on Edinburgh's George IV Bridge Tommy stands out like a peacock among penguins.
  • So, as he exposes his Caledonian features to California's burning rays, he'll be enabling some more movie types to put a peely-wally face to a name.
  • That's prim as in a sea of peely-wally, defiantly untoned flesh.

Origin

mid 19th century: probably imitative of a whining sound.

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