There are two trains of thought of it's origin. The first one is the word 'scally' is a derivative of the Afrikaans word 'skollie' which means naughty or pesky little boy - A lot of soldiers from Liverpool fought in the Boer War and Afrikaans words were in vogue in the Scouse dialect for awhile though only two remain which are 'scally' and spion kop'

The other train of thought it that 'Scally' was derived from a tough Irish-Liverpool family of the same name, the Scally family had a lot of sons who were always up to no good and thus the beginnings of the term Scally.

A scally is not from Birmingham, Leicester, Keighley, Corby, Brighton, Rotterdam or Dar es Salaam - Scallies are Scousers or Mancunian in origin, Scallies dress, act, talk and interact in a very individualistic way.

Scallies don't tend to work, they end to dress in sports/casual gear, they tend to be Irish Catholic in origin and they tend to smoke, drink take too many drugs.

Scallies are physically puny and tend not to be able to fight all that well - despite their violent tenedencies - they get round this by breeding pitbull terriers and walking them everywhere and carrying weaponary which they will use liberally.

Scallies tend to come from a long line of workshy, deviant, unemployable and violent bloodlines and DNA. Despite this some scallies make it to the big time in the sporting and musical fields - most noteworthy are the Gallagher brothers and Joey Barton - proper scalls them three.

The nearest cousin to the scally is the Glaswegian 'Ned'
both Celtic in DNA attitude and look (weedy, pale and they tend to smell)the scally is here for the time being so we all better get used to it - and that means buying a decent house alarm.
Arrr ey mate - yer a proper scally aren't ya!
by Billy the Wool May 12, 2008
The most pointless and stupidly annoying beings on the planet. Tend to walk around in groups of 50 or so and hang around on street corners (like hookers), town centres or outside late shops.
They wear the most ridiculous clothing, usually consisting of: Rockports or expensive Nike trainers, white socks, black or white tracksuit bottoms tucked into the socks, a really really stupid looking striped jumper or hoody, and a cap placed at an angle that looks like its ready to launch some form of missile into space. The hood of the hoody is usually pulled up just behind the ears, so the bastards can hear, and over the back of the cap. They always (and i mean ALWAYS) walk around with the most dumbass look on their face which just shouts out "I'm a gormless cunt please beat the fucking shit out of me".

These scum (there is no nicer way of describing them) are cocky as fuck and like to try and start fights with moshers, old people, very small newborn babies and anything else they have no chance against. They also cannot stick up for themselves and that is the reason they hang around in large groups.

After many years of studying (and beating up) scallys i have come to realise that they have no intelegence at all, are as weak as a dead rat and are all so insecure about their penis size that they make up for it by buying lots of 'gold' jewelery.

If you come into contact with any less than 10 scallys, do not be afraid, all they will do is call you names. But if there is between 20 and 30 they might (if your extremely unlucky) threaten you with violence. They are much more likely to run away screaming like little girls and get their brother or dad on you. Who will also run away screaming like a little girl. The only ones who do not run away are the girls (ironically) and the ones who haven't yet developed the brain capacity to run. If there is an incredibly large amount of scallys (e.g. between 50 and 100) they will use violence. If encountered by use one of these 2 methods to get rid of them: 1; Laugh and do not retaliate; or 2; fight back with a tremendous amount of energy like neo on the matrix.

The Summary:

Scallys are human(ish) scum which should be eradicated from this earth. Do anything possible to help me in my efforts to rid the world of this growing plague and help make earth a better and safer place for us all to live in.
I HATE SCALLYS!!! (This sentence can be heard wherever you go)
by Scally hater 666 March 04, 2005
Fucking 'solid'? My Fucking Arse. Most of you daren't fight one-on-one, unless there's about 5 or 10, maybe more, scallies on your side. 'Moshers' as you call them.. listen to PROPER music, go out to PROPER places, and have a PROPER attitude towards life. You scallies dont. You listen to SHIT music, go to SHIT places and have a fucking SHIT attitude towards everyone apart from your fellow 'crew'. Get a grip people, and stop being scallies! By the way, i havent seen or heard of any 'moshers' turning into scallies.. perhaps your a bit WRONG!!!!!!
eya dickhead we'l straight knock u out cos ur a mosher (with 5 mates).

ere dont look at me i'll knock u out (whilst on their own.. walking away whilst saying it)
by Chris January 18, 2004
Another name for a slut, whore, hoe, or tramp.
Usually said when gossiping about a girl.
Person one: That girl right there is a brainer!
Person two: EWW. What a scally!
by thiiszbiiotch April 25, 2008
Scallies use words like 'nyeh' i think its a combination of both no and yeah, when they disagree with you they like to say 'nah mate' and they often like to call 'ya mam' as you walk by.
Male scallies are easily recognised by their tracksuit, pants tucked into socks? (don't ask me why) blue/white hoody or baseball cap all nike, reebox or addidas for real scallies and usually seen with a bike and gold sovereign rings hang around in groups of 5-7
Female scallies wear tight clothes and large earings, and don't forget the clown necklace.
I live in Salford a city close to manchester which has been voted scally central of the uk, by the way i don't like the no good, window smashing, mam calling, thieves i am a mosher and have to be careful going to and from school
by Scallys are Gay March 19, 2004
young boy (usually) gay who wears dirty trackies, baseball cap, worn trainers, often untidy, a rascal or a little scamp
you sexy little scally
by dilbert scrunchie June 20, 2003
A rougeuish young type, originating from Liverpool. Famous for roving Europe in Liverpol FCs hey day, nicking designer training shoes from unsuspecting foreigners, and carrying razor blades to whip designer labels off clothes. Talk in a very fast , barely intellible mix of nortern english and irish accents.
Football and style and misbehaving are there religions, the below individuals are their gods.
Wayne Rooney. Stephen Gerrard..both can be described as scally.
by charlie dirk June 13, 2006
Although usually violent and vicous creatures, who pray on nicotene and the rare 'Kebab', there are many docile versions of the standard scallie Xenomorph which have been recently discovered. These tame scallies also called 'Scallets' will keep they're distance from other human bioforms such as packs of 'emos' and gaggles of 'goths', they will instead take to smoking in there bedrooms and eventually end up dying in gutters due to excessive consmption of halluceonegenic drugs. A shame considering most 'Scallets' are quality people who want nothing more than to live peaceful, smoke filled life cycles.
That is all for Wildlife on two this week, tune in next time for an in depth look at the rare 'Hobo'.
by Citezen:Erased April 08, 2005

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