Definition of Skilly

1. Noun. A thin porridge or soup (usually oatmeal and water flavored with meat).

Generic synonyms: Gruel



Definition of Skilly

1. Noun. (obsolete nautical) skillygalee ¹

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Definition of Skilly

1. a thin gruel [n SKILLIES] / skillful [adj SKILLIER, SKILLIEST] - See also: skillful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skilly

skillfulnesses
skillier
skillies
skilliest
skilligalee
skilligolee
skilling
skillings
skillion
skillions
skillless
skillo
skills
skillset
skillsets
skilly (current term)
skillygalee
skils
skilts
skim-milk
skim milk
skim milks
skim off
skim over
skimback
skimbacks
skimble-skamble
skimble-skamble stuff
skimboard

Literary usage of Skilly

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"May not this word be a clue to the whole thing 1 skilly meaning anything poor ... I am much interested in skilly -an-wack. I have only heard it used once in ..."

2. The People of the Abyss by Jack London (1903)
"Three parts ' means three-quarters of a pint, and 'skilly' is a fluid concoction of ... Oh, wonderful skilly, that," praised the Carpenter, and each looked ..."

3. The People of the Abyss by Jack London (1903)
"Three parts' means three-quarters of a pint, and ' skilly' is a fluid concoction of ... Oh, wonderful skilly, that," praised the Carpenter, and each looked ..."

4. The Bookman (1899)
"The skilly dame came in with her clouts and washes. She dressed the lad's wound and drugged him to a more cooling slumber, and he was to be left in bed till ..."

5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"skilly (common), water-gruel, in the workhouse and prisons. So much the better for you, I say, So much the better for you. If you never act silly, ..."

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