Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] British , chiefly historical
Thin broth, typically made from oatmeal and water and flavoured with meat.
- That workhouse skilly was the vilest compound I ever tasted.
Mid 19th century: abbreviation of archaic skilligalee, a fanciful formation.
Words that rhyme with skillyBillie, billy, Chile, chilli (US chili), chilly, Dili, dilly, filly, frilly, ghillie, gillie, Gilly, hilly, Lillee, lily, Lyly, papillae, Philly, Piccadilly, piccalilli, silly, stilly, Tilly, willy-nilly
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