Definition of skolly in English:

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skolly

Pronunciation: /ˈskɒli/

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noun (plural skollies)

South African informal
A petty criminal of mixed ethnic origin; a hooligan.
Example sentences
  • We were laughing and having a good time but soon some skollies came looking to see what was going on.
  • Sometimes using colored girls for decoys, skollies waylay and rob British and American servicemen.
  • But this is not just about some skollies stealing and murdering.

Origin

Afrikaans, probably from Dutch schoelje 'rogue'.

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