Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural skollies)South African informal
A petty criminal of mixed ethnic origin; a hooligan.
- 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.
Afrikaans, probably from Dutch schoelje 'rogue'.
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