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shawlie Line breaks: shawlie
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːli/

Definition of shawlie in English:


Scottish , Irish , & Northern English , dated
A poor working-class woman (traditionally wearing a shawl).
Example sentences
  • There she headed up Bible studies and prayer meetings that many of the shawlies went to.
  • It was a relief to the church folk when the shawlies were coming in such large numbers that Amy needed a separate building for them.
  • She loved the old shawlies and made friends with them.
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