a wellington boot.
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 175: Wellygogs (Wellington boots).|
|All Night Stand 19: Shut up or I’ll smack you round the gob with a welly.|
|Beano 3 Apr. 13: Here’s a pair of wellies to keep your feet dry.|
|The Weir 49 : He gave us leggings and wellies and the whole bit.|
|Indep. Rev. 19 Jan. 11: Clad in dinky white wellies, sou’westers, and naughty see-through plastic macs.|
|Panopticon (2013) 140: They’ve both got cute wee welly-boots on.|
|Panopticon (2013) 211: I could fucking leather that posh cunt. She’s got stupid designer wellies on.|
|Insidious Intent (2018) 213: Have u got wellies?|
to apply more force, energy or effort.
|Guardian 7 Oct. [Internet] Thomas Gravesen gives it some welly, but it’s always rising and fizzes over the bar.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 299: I stort giving it serious amounts of welly in the old chatting-up deportment.|
to reject, to get rid of; to dismiss.
|Official and Doubtful 55: He was heid bummer at the Welfare Rights but they gave him the welly: sexual harassment of a lassie on the YTS.|