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Extended variation of peelie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • First to appear was a bespectacled, peely-wally, child - molester-looking type.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • Ah remember gettin 'pally wi' a peely-wally 'tally,

    Leo McGuire's Song

  • This bloke, though, was a peely-wally late-forties (I'm being generous) Glaswegian, and it just looked utterly, utterly wrong.

    Bigmouth Strikes Again

  • "Within a decade of the new parliament, step two was the election of an SNP administration to provide bold and effective leadership - recognising that Scotland needs a real government, not a peely-wally 'executive'.

    Epolitix News

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  • "'Morag wasna feeling all that peart, and the bairn was peely-wally too, so they lay down in the grass to sleep a bit whilst the wheel was mending. The drover had a mate and didna need my help, so I set off to stretch my legs.'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone (New York: Delacorte Press, 2009), 628

    December 18, 2009