Scots: Peelie-Wally

peelie-wally (alt. peely-wallie, peely-wally)

Pronounced /ˈpiliˌwali/


1. (chiefly Scotland) Pale, pasty; off colour or ill-looking. [from 19th c.]

“On Monday mornings, he was always a bit peelie-wally.”

For more on this bit of Scots language, click below for an article from the Caledonian Mercury.

Article: Useful Scots Word: Peelie-Wally

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