peely-wally

peely-wally

(ˈpiːlɪˈwælɪ) ,

peelie-wallie

or

peelie-wally

adj
slang Scot off colour; pale and ill-looking: he's a wee bit peely-wally this morning.
[apparently a reduplicated form of wally2 in the sense: faded]
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I also had a good chuckle to myself because when we all hung out together back in the day my two nicknames were,'The Mortician' because of my surname and 'The Pale Rider' because of my gorgeous peely-wally complexion.
AFTER a couple of weeks of sick bugs and colds in my house, I've had it with peely-wally skin and cracked, dry lips.
But it's also that time of year when we suddenly realise how peely-wally we look compared to our European neighbours.
Fingers crossed our peely-wally heroes are Scotland's angels tonight.
Despite the skin tone of the average peely-wally Scot, thousands of beauty experts from across the UK, Europe and America are due in Edinburgh next month to learn about the latest bronzing techniques.
Best-sellers include Little Pops concealers (PS17), in six shades including the brilliantly named Peely-Wally, the Pink Opal Metallic Pigment (PS16) and the beautifully creamy lipsticks (PS18).
Jim Baxter again the gay flamboyant cavalier in attack who made Pele look peely-wally in comparison.
Jean, 77, said: "It takes 20 minutes to make peely-wally toast, which is hard as a brick.
jamie_genevieve SARA HILL THE Glasgow make-up guru has created a range especially for Scottish complexions, named Peely-Wally, Milk Bottle, Tablet, Caramel Wafer, Biscuit and Custard Cream.
The colour seems to go with my peely-wally skin and in terms of casting, in seems to work.
And, as a patriotic Scot, she has named them Peely-Wally, Milk Bottle, Tablet, Caramel Wafer, Biscuit and Custard Cream.
Fearing his peely-wally Scottish bod wouldn't be up to the job, the 22-year-old star has been hitting the gym and reckons he's developing a bit of a six-pack.