wellie
or welly noun (plural wellies) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1961 chiefly British Wellington — usually used in plural

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  • wellie — [wel′ē] n. pl. wellies [wel′ē] n. [Brit. Informal] WELLINGTON1 (sense 2)usually used in pl.: also welly [wel′ē] n. wellies …   English World dictionary

  • wellie — I. welly n British 1a. force, impetus, power. The word often occurs in the phrase give it some wellie . 1b. brute strength, brawn as opposed to brain ► It was just welly, welly, welly. The ball must have been screaming for mercy. (Ron Yates… …   Contemporary slang

  • wellie — UK [ˈwelɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms wellie : singular wellie plural wellies British informal a rubber or plastic boot that does not let water in • give it some wellie …   English dictionary

  • wellie — well|ie [ weli ] noun count BRITISH a WELLINGTON give it some wellie SPOKEN used for telling someone to use more physical effort …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wellie — wel|lie [ˈweli] n BrE informal a ↑wellington …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wellie — n. Wellington boot, style of high waterproof boot that reaches to the knees and is cut lower behind the knee (generally used in plural form: Wellingtons, also spelled welly) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wellie — noun variant spelling of welly …   English new terms dictionary

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