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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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WILLY-WALLY, adj. Of persons: delicate (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

[Phs. a nonce conflation of peelie-wally (see Peelie, adj.) and Walawa.]

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"Willy-wally adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Apr 2024 <>



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