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  • (noun) - (1) A light person, and not heavily clothed. --John Mactaggart's Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia, 1824 (2) From the idea of stripping a fly of its covering. --John Jamieson's Etymological Scottish Dictionary, 1808

    April 22, 2018

  • "Thus peelaflee, he said, was a creature out of its element; a dandy attempting to play with men at the channelstane, for the dandy looks as if the wind had him peeled, and that he looked as if going to fly. A being much liker a warm room, sitting by the hip of a lisping lady, and a simmering trackpot. Peelaflees are all those who look better on a street than they do in the country." The Scots Magazine

    October 23, 2016