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 ?
It are welly pretty," Bruno more soberly remarked: and he began spelling out some words inscribed on it.
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.
Effective immediately, Philip Cushman has been named Head of Global Institutional Sales, Cowen and company, which includes managing both the institutional equity and credit sales teams and Burton Welly has been named Head of Special Situations and Distressed Credit Trading, Cowen and company, increasing his responsibilities to include all Distressed Credit trading initiatives.
SPOOKY met squelchy in Sefton Park today as the annual Welly Walk took place in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
However, Welly can claim three trophies again this season if they retain the Get Smart Cup tomorrow (10.
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.
A TRIPLE welly wanger champion has been branded a cheat amid claims he 'fixed' a tournament.
The humble welly has seen a revival in popularity over the last decade, morphing from practical footwear to a fashion necessity.