Definition of skilly in English:

skilly

noun

British
historical
  • [mass noun] Thin broth, typically made from oatmeal and water and flavoured with meat.

    • ‘That workhouse skilly was the vilest compound I ever tasted.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: abbreviation of archaic skilligalee, a fanciful formation.

Pronunciation

skilly

/ˈskɪli/