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
A british term used by working and middle classes to define someone who wears branded sports clothing and will typically act in the "gang mentality". Usually, this will refer to a male betwixt the years of eleven and nineteen (there are exceptions) who is exoteric, loud, condescending and "up with the birds". Scallies will typically indulge themselves in a world of material things, as a front.

Their groups will stick a non-distinct, but recognisable code of dress (so as to assume that everything they do is for the group, as opposed to for the individual). Usually, they are athletic and physically dominant. While scallies can be of any class, the average is high working class or lower middle-class.

Scallies intimidate those who are seen as a threat. They are interested in whatever is in style, and contemporary, as opposed to long-standing institutions.
Contrary to what you may believe, hating "scallies" does not qualify one for intellectualism, nor does it make you "individual". By defining words on a website as a group, do you really think that you are any better than them?

Owning a Nirvana album does not assert any superioir musical taste or ability, nor can it be defined as "real music", because all music is real.


Thus concludes another session fo bitching at the non-exoteric "moshers", and the annoying as fuck "scallies".
by Gumba Gumba March 13, 2004
scally, chav, brick throwers, belfastians, wear scoopeed up hats.
that scally is bricking my window!!
by Jackass Jim May 01, 2006
scallies, or scals as the are commonly known are the dregs of a working class society, hated by everyone but their own kin. They are usually found in and around council estates wearing sportswear makes(that uses up all their 14 year old single mothers dole money)such as shox and Tns. The males usually walk (or bowl) around their home turf aimlessly threatening and mugging people. They listen to poor quality music such as rap or RnB.
I is gonna get Tarique To come down bang ya'll out
by Josh May 13, 2004
liverpool uk
type of person
lives of benefits works cash in hand
has no job complains about rich people
wears track suits
generally young
that boys a scally
by VICTOR April 08, 2004
A scally, is without any shadow of a doubt a member of the working class and can astoundling exsist in even the most rural of areas! The common scally (dirtyios scallius bastardous) is between the age of 6 and 20 though in some rare cases this can be extented to 30 years old can usually be spotted in cheap adidas track suit trousers, and nike/burbury imitation sports hats even A scally, is without any shadow of a doubt a member of the working class and can astoundling exsist in even the most rural of areas! The common scally (dirtyios scallius bastardous) is between the age of 6 and 20 though in some rare cases this can be extented to 30 years old can usually be spotted in cheap adidas track suit trousers, and nike/burbury imitation sports hats even though the only thing they run for is to rob elderly women of their pensions! they are also identified by their bart simpson socks being tucked into the tracksuit pants, to aide them in their swift robbery's! Their food consumption aranges from mcdonalds/burger king and kfc...subway if they have recently robbed someone! and they drink only the finest 99p cider and robisons 'special brew' or tennets super!
The female scally (dirtyious stinkius hair combed backious) has a tight combed back hair fag in left hand and a bram in the right (pram develops at the age of around 14)
The scally tribe congregate around shopping centres, food outlets and park benches, they mate for maybe a night after 5 minutes knowing one another and never speak again accept in greating 'oi ya fucking slag!' etc
The common scally should never be approched accept with a rifle and lots of ammunition!
ralf little -royal family's 'anthony'
cilla and chesney - coronation street
anyone who shops often (with stolen money) at JJb, JD sports etc
by leeno7 January 21, 2004
Origionaly used as the Liverpudlian term "Scally", this is a person (usualy between the age of 8 and 18) who lives in a lower class neighbourhood and has a low paied job (if any at all).

The scally will always dress in stolen sports-wear (e.g. Nike, Adidas, etc) and live in a run-down council house. Scallys are usualy seen loitering around sports shops, amusement arcades and fast food resteraunts - looking for a fight or something to steal.

The common sentence structure used by scallies can be closely compared to that of the American Redneck; often not being able to structure sentences longer than 5 words. The scally vocabulary range is always somewhat limited.
"eeer, no like, yer wana fight?"
"fookin doh-dee looooyk!"
"lets rob sum ciggies fellas"
by Anonymous October 31, 2003
Metro Scally

1. Pronounced ("Skall-lee").
2. Enforcers of the saying "Girls Are Their Worst Enemy" the Metro Scally a promiscuous, deranged female, often accompained by the clicky sounds of high-heels, either in hallways, or other hard surfaces. High-maintanence, low-intelligence, and lack of wit, the Metro Scally can be found in the Atlantic Metro region, usually in malls, or parties. Often back-stabbing, they sleep with anyone, often with their own 'friends' boyfriend.
3. Low-standards, an open casual fuck, followed by the atrocious smell of fish and or specifically albacore tuna. Fake tans, fake personalitys, and body modifications, Metro Scallys typically are found with nose piercings, and extremely short skirts, during the 'warmer' seasons; but sometimes all year long.
4. Highest carriers of herpes, and other related STI's.

Gross, that be the smell of yar Scallys, tuna never smelled so horribly wrong in these parts of proud Nova Scotia. Christ lassy, get some panties on, no one wants to touch you!
by Stephanie June 19, 2006

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