- Scottish Vernacular DictionaryYoung, urban, working-class male. Usually derogatory.
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Keelie — a young working class male from any large town. It used to imply someone who is tough and a potential hooligan. It is derived from the Gaelic word gille meaning a lad … Scottish slang
keelie — [ ki:li] noun (plural keelies) Scottish & N. English a disreputable inhabitant of a town or city, especially Glasgow. Origin C19: perh. related to gillie … English new terms dictionary
keelie — kee·lie … English syllables
keelie — ˈkēlē, li noun ( s) Etymology: imitative 1. : kestrel 2. dialect Britain : a street urchin : loafer … Useful english dictionary
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