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 scally or "scallywag" has 2 different forms. There is the sound scally who has no problem with you or any one wotsoever. the other kind is a disgrace to humanity pickin on people whom a look weaker than them or b are in a smaller group than them. They all wear trackies i have no problem with this personaly as it is there choice as to what they wear but they should all either stop harrasing people and realise that other people have their own opinions or just like go shoot themselves as there seems to be no use for them in our society
"eeee m8 gotts spare bifta"
"ill spark you out m8"
by hmmmm October 15, 2004
The common scallys role in life is to gain as much attention as possible from other members of public for the minimal educational achievement, often seen milling around the technology campus and never in seen in less than pairs.
Lacoste clad, obsene mouthed youth, often has a look of jaundice from years of drug abuse, somehow maintains a heart beat even on a diet solely made of micro pizza!
by steven roberts August 22, 2004
a sub-culture usually associted with working class youths, the term origionally coming from and abbreiviation of scallywag. Typicly xeen in low quality sports wear and often physlicly and peronly crass obnoxious and genrally unpleasent. genrally criminal in nature and with marked tendancy towards genrally obnoxious behavour see townie
a scally picked a fight with me the other day for no apparent reason
by zombiejack April 28, 2004
A woman of questionable moral and ethical standards who may fit one or more of the following: slutty, trashy, drunk, skanky attire, ugly, etc. Essentially a scally can be considered someone you may sleep with on a one night stand, but would never take to meet your parents. Alternatively, a scally still includes those wenches you wouldn't sleep with at all for any myriad of reasons including those listed above.

Term originated in Loudonville, OH, in 2011.
"Let's go down to Beano's and pick up some scallies."

"You see that scally Corey was with? She as a ho, fo sho."
by ScallyAlert January 12, 2012
A youth cultar also known as "tossers" the english eqivalent of red necks, so inbread they all seam to have incontinentia and cant afford the specil pants (thats why there socks are always over the pants) lots of burbury...often pink...hang around town and think if your not a scally your a 'MOSHA' if you have any black clothing on your a ' FOOKIN' GOTH'... great thing about scallys is they cant read so you can insult them as much as you like =p
if you want to know what a scally is put some eyes on a lampost..after a while some one will aprotch it and say 'what you fookin' lookin at??? your fookin' mama mmmeeeehhhhhh' then proseed to head butt the lampost and win.
by James Butler March 02, 2005
scallies bring this world down. come to think of it, they are taking over the world. everywhere you look is a wankerish scally. they look most appealing (note sarcasm) when they sport their (probably fake) cap to the side, where tonnes of plastic jewellery, were burbery (definately fake, no questions aboot it) i hate scallys, you cant walk down your own street with a scally shouting at you!
'ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww u fink ya 'ard do u?'

'errr mish mosh get a wosh'

these phrases are toooootally original 0.o ....not really
by sarah September 18, 2004
a scally is a fucking dichead who thins hes hard but not.
scally: er wot the fuck does dat cow fins shes doin givin me dirties the fucing bitch/hoe
by Shan June 27, 2004

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