scally


scally
n. (term used in Northern England) scalawag, dishonest person, rascal, scoundrel (Slang)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Scally — is a slang term for a social subculture youth, similar to chav , but with different origins. The term is used across the UK, predominantly in the north west of England and particularly in Liverpool to describe mostly young, working class people.… …   Wikipedia

  • scally — /skalˈi/ (slang) noun A rogue or scoundrel ORIGIN: Short for ↑scallywag …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scally — Crest Scally (en irlandés: Scalaí)[1] es un apellido de origen irlandés. Origen Scally es una versión anglo del gaélico O Scolaidhe ,[2] …   Wikipedia Español

  • scally — scal|ly [ˈskæli] n plural scallies BrE spoken [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: scallywag] someone who causes trouble often used humorously = ↑scallywag ▪ You rude little scally ! >scally adj [only before noun] ▪ just some little scally kid …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Scally — Armoiries Scally est un nom de famille d origine irlandaise. Variantes: Scully Skelly O Scully Scullin Scullane Origine Scally est une version anglicisée du gaélique O Scolaidhe ce qui signifie descendant du érudit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scally — This is an anglicized form of the Olde Gaelic name O Scolaidhe or O Scolaire . The Gaelic prefix O indicated male descendant of , plus Scolaide , a Crier i.e. one whose duty it was to announce important forthcoming events, or Scolaire , a student …   Surnames reference

  • scally * — Noun. 1. A miscreant, an irresponsible, self assured lout, usually male. Abb. of scallywag. This derogatory term has been in prolific use from the early 1990s. 2. A person, usually young, who typically wears casual, brand name sportswear, such as …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • scally — noun a) A rascal or miscreant, a scallywag. b) A jobless yob having little or no education, and having committed some type of …   Wiktionary

  • scally — n British a. a young man, lad b. a criminal, delinquent or hooligan, chav c. a male inhabitant of the Liverpool area The word has overtones of cheeky , smart and one of the boys ; it is a regional shortening of scallywag , a word meaning… …   Contemporary slang

  • scally — noun (plural scallies) informal (in NW English dialect) a roguish young working class man. Origin 1980s: abbrev. of scallywag …   English new terms dictionary


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