noun skol·ly \ˈskälē, -li\

Definition of skolly



chiefly southern Africa

  1. :  a young hoodlum

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Origin and Etymology of skolly

probably modification of Afrikaans skorrimorrie rascal, riffraff, from Dutch schorrimorrie, schorremorrie riffraff, perhaps modification of Yiddish soyrer-umoyre rogue, good-for-nothing, hoodlum, from Hebrew sorēr ūmōreh stubborn and rebellious

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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