Skilligalee
Skilligalee Skil`li*ga*lee", n. A kind of thin, weak broth or oatmeal porridge, served out to prisoners and paupers in England; also, a drink made of oatmeal, sugar, and water, sometimes used in the English navy or army. [Written also {skilligolee}, {skillygalee}, etc.] [1913 Webster]

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  • skilligalee — skil·li·ga·lee …   English syllables

  • skilligalee — |skilə̇gə|lē noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown chiefly Britain : a thin broth or porridge usually of oatmeal …   Useful english dictionary

  • skilligolee — Skilligalee Skil li*ga*lee , n. A kind of thin, weak broth or oatmeal porridge, served out to prisoners and paupers in England; also, a drink made of oatmeal, sugar, and water, sometimes used in the English navy or army. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skillygalee — Skilligalee Skil li*ga*lee , n. A kind of thin, weak broth or oatmeal porridge, served out to prisoners and paupers in England; also, a drink made of oatmeal, sugar, and water, sometimes used in the English navy or army. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skilly — noun Brit., chiefly historical thin broth, typically made from oatmeal and water and flavoured with meat. Origin C19: abbrev. of archaic skilligalee …   English new terms dictionary

  • skilly — n. Brit. 1 a thin broth or soup or gruel (usu. of oatmeal and water flavoured with meat). 2 an insipid beverage; tea or coffee. Etymology: abbr. f. skilligalee, prob. fanciful …   Useful english dictionary

  • skil|ly — «SKIHL ee», noun. British. 1. a thin, watery soup or gruel formerly fed to prisoners and paupers. 2. a drink made of oatmeal, sugar, and water formerly served to sailors in the British navy. ╂[shortened < skilligalee, probably a fanciful… …   Useful english dictionary

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