Meaning of skilly in English:

skilly

Pronunciation /ˈskɪli/

noun

mass nounmainly historical British
  • Thin broth, typically made from oatmeal and water and flavoured with meat.

    • ‘That workhouse skilly was the vilest compound I ever tasted.’

Origin

Mid 19th century abbreviation of archaic skilligalee, a fanciful formation.