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skilly Line breaks: skilly
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪli/

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Definition of skilly in English:


[mass noun] British , chiefly historical
Thin broth, typically made from oatmeal and water and flavoured with meat.


Mid 19th century: abbreviation of archaic skilligalee, a fanciful formation.

Words that rhyme with skilly

Billie, 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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