W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey-lee]
    • /ˈweɪ li/
    • /ˈwɒ.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-lee]
    • /ˈweɪ li/

Definitions of wally word

  • adjective wally fine; splendid. 1
  • adjective wally strong. 1
  • noun wally (British, slang) a fool. 1
  • noun wally idiot, foolish person 1
  • countable noun wally If you refer to someone as a wally, you think that they are stupid or foolish. 0
  • adjective wally fine, pleasing, or splendid 0

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Origin of wally

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1490-1500; wale2 + -y1

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Parts of speech for Wally


wally popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wally usage trend in Literature

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