American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A Wellington boot. Often used in the plural.
- n. alternative spelling of welly.
“In Britain and New Zealand, there is a light-hearted sport, known as wellie wanging, which involves throwing Wellington boots as far as possible.”
“Stopping at the antique malls sprinkled among the B and Bs, wineries, and multimillion-dollar "cabins," wellie-clad shoppers paw through enameled saucepans and oversize marquee letters in hopes of replicating ideas spotted in the pages of decor magazines”
“Camden Green Fair & Bikefest, LondonThis huge volunteer-run eco event reaches its 18th birthday, and a new Village Fete offering wellie-wanging, tug-o-war and "free-range organic egg-and-spoon races" means there's still scope for wacky fun despite its serious, adult message − that green living is for life.”
“Or take the track jacket and layer it beneath a slim, quilted vest, add a sporty camisole, a denim miniskirt with tights, and wellie boots for a chic take on a chilly outdoor day look.”
“Ruddy cheeked, curly topped and wellie wearing tots enjoyed seeing nature tamed as much as their elders,it seems.”
“Parcelnet use private car owners in rural Devon who obviously hurl the books from a great wellie-throwing distance through a closed door into a damp shed or a sauna for weeks on end until they have enough to make the drive out here worthwhile.”
“So, the rural museum and playground was to be kept open at all costs so as not to offend the weekend green wellie brigade rather than take the belt-and-braces approach that might actually work to stop the spread of this fell disease.”
“And kept dropping one wellie or another which NC and I would go back and hunt for.”
“The main problem with the site seems to be insufficient computing wellie: I keep on getting "connection timed out" when I try to use it.”
“Sucking at your wellie heels, forcing you into that workout you've been promising yourself at the gym for months you get buns of steel after a muddy Glastonbury weekend, and it takes an age to get anywhere, and then some.”
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Types of boots used as footwear, or in a few cases, to protect the feet and legs of horses.
"...waterleg and gumboots each for Bully Hayes and Hurricane Hartigan..." --Finnegans Wake
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