Definition of skilly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskɪli/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun] British , chiefly historical
Thin broth, typically made from oatmeal and water and flavoured with meat.
Example sentences
  • That workhouse skilly was the vilest compound I ever tasted.


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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