Definition of wally noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwɒli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːli//
, NAmE//ˈwɑːli//
(pl. wallies) (British English, informal) Stupid
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a stupid person See related entries: Stupid Word Origin1960s: perhaps a shortened form of the given name Walter. There are many theories of the origin: one story tells of a Wally who became separated from companions at a 1960s pop festival; the name, announced many times over a loudspeaker, was taken up as a chant by the crowd.