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Definition of wally in English:

noun (plural wallies)

British informal
A silly or inept person: I must have looked a total wally but I didn’t care

Origin

1960s: perhaps a shortened form of the given name Walter. There are many theories of the origin: one story tells of a Wally who became separated from companions at a 1960s pop festival; the name, announced many times over a loudspeaker, was taken up as a chant by the crowd.

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