There are 2 main definitions of skelly in English:

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skelly 1

Pronunciation: /ˈskɛli/
Scottish

adjective

noun (plural skellies)

A brief or hurried look: a skelly at the library
More example sentences
  • He takes a skelly at the massive gantry
  • I took a skelly at the street door as I spoke.
  • I took a skelly at him now and again.

verb (skellies, skellying, skellied)

[no object]
Glance or squint at someone or something: I skellied round the shabby room
More example sentences
  • I skellied up and down the ward.
  • All the way he kept skellying at his watch.
  • I had to put up with him skellying at me as I was picking up some magazines.

Origin

Late 18th century: based on Old Norse skjálgr 'askew, oblique'.

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There are 2 main definitions of skelly in English:

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skelly 2

noun

Variant spelling of schelly.
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