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peelywally adjective

Unwell, washed out, under the weather, pale & uninteresting

See also peelywally baggie

Example

I was a bit peelywally this morning

Origin

Scottish slang or dialect – 1950s

Collected by

Granny
Marion Dixon (Howes) – mother of Mum

Notes

A Scot would say it to rhyme with trolley
Granny said it to rhyme with alley.

Francis’s grandmother and Aunt Dorothy also used the expression in the same sense

Submitted: 09/03/2021 by Mark ● Last updated: 19/05/2021 14:26 by Mark

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