ill-willie

adjective
ill-will·​ie

Definition of ill-willie

chiefly Scottish
: having an unfriendly disposition

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History and Etymology for ill-willie

Middle English (Scots dialect), from ill will + -ie

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“Ill-willie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-willie. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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