welly


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wel·lie

also wel·ly  (wĕl′ē)
n. pl. wel·lies
A Wellington boot.

welly

(ˈwɛlɪ) or

wellie

npl -lies
1. (Clothing & Fashion) informal Also called: welly boot a Wellington boot
2. slang energy, concentration, or commitment (esp in the phrase give it some welly)
Translations

welly

[ˈwelɪ] N (Brit) welly boots; welliesbotas fpl de goma

welly

n (Brit inf) → Gummistiefel m
References in classic literature ?
She preached on the Green last night; an' she's laid hold of Chad's Bess, as the girl's been i' fits welly iver sin'.
Poyser's own niece, an' I donna wish to say what's anyways disrespectful o' th' family at th' Hall Farm, as I've measured for shoes, little an' big, welly iver sin' I've been a shoemaker.
It are welly pretty," Bruno more soberly remarked: and he began spelling out some words inscribed on it.
20 HER: Evercreatures Aberdeen Tartan Welly, wellywarehouse.
And on Thursday, April 16, schools and families are also invited to build a recordbreaking Welly Wall on the Millennium Stadium Boardwalk and help create a huge wildlife hotspot in the city centre.
The fundraising effort is part of the Great African Welly Walk, which aims to see fundraisers walk the same distance as the entire coastline of Africa.
WREXHAM UNDER-8S claimed the title at the Welly Evans tournament in Llandudno, sealing six wins on the route to the final, where they saw off Llandudno Reds 6-4.
From Thursday, May 1 until Monday, May 5, the charity's volunteers will be out in force in Liverpool and Wirral selling yellow welly pin badges for a PS2 donation.
People can lend their support by buying a RNLI May Day yellow welly key ring on sale for [euro]2 at various outlets across the country or by organising their own welly-themed event.
A TRIPLE welly wanger champion has been branded a cheat amid claims he 'fixed' a tournament.