Definition of skolly
chiefly southern Africa
: 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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