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wally

(ˈweɪlɪ)
adj
1. fine, pleasing, or splendid
2. robust or strong
[C16: of obscure origin]

wally

(ˈwælɪ)
adj
1. (Ceramics) made of china: a wally dug.
2. (Ceramics) lined with ceramic tiles: a wally close.
[from obsolete dialect wallow faded, adjectival use of wallow to fade, from Old English wealwian]

wally

(ˈwɒlɪ)
n, pl -lies
slang a stupid person
[C20: shortened form of the given name Walter]

wal•ly

(ˈweɪ li)

adj. Scot.
fine; splendid.
[1490–1500; Scots wale the best, choice (Middle English wal(e) < Old Norse val choice) + -y2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wally - a silly and inept person; someone who is regarded as stupid
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
Translations

wally

[ˈwɒlɪ] (Brit) Ngili mf

wally

[ˈwɒli] nimbécile mf

wally

n (Brit inf: = fool) → Trottel m (inf)

wally

[ˈwɒlɪ] n (fam) → scemo/a
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