from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A Wellington boot. Often used in the plural.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of welly.


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  • In Britain and New Zealand, there is a light-hearted sport, known as wellie wanging, which involves throwing Wellington boots as far as possible.

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  • Stopping at the antique malls sprinkled among the B and Bs, wineries, and multimillion-dollar "cabins," wellie-clad shoppers paw through enameled saucepans and oversize marquee letters in hopes of replicating ideas spotted in the pages of decor magazines

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  • Camden Green Fair & Bikefest, LondonThis huge volunteer-run eco event reaches its 18th birthday, and a new Village Fete offering wellie-wanging, tug-o-war and "free-range organic egg-and-spoon races" means there's still scope for wacky fun despite its serious, adult message − that green living is for life.

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  • Or take the track jacket and layer it beneath a slim, quilted vest, add a sporty camisole, a denim miniskirt with tights, and wellie boots for a chic take on a chilly outdoor day look.

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  • Ruddy cheeked, curly topped and wellie wearing tots enjoyed seeing nature tamed as much as their elders,it seems.

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  • Parcelnet use private car owners in rural Devon who obviously hurl the books from a great wellie-throwing distance through a closed door into a damp shed or a sauna for weeks on end until they have enough to make the drive out here worthwhile.

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  • So, the rural museum and playground was to be kept open at all costs so as not to offend the weekend green wellie brigade rather than take the belt-and-braces approach that might actually work to stop the spread of this fell disease.

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  • And kept dropping one wellie or another which NC and I would go back and hunt for.

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  • The main problem with the site seems to be insufficient computing wellie: I keep on getting "connection timed out" when I try to use it.

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  • Sucking at your wellie heels, forcing you into that workout you've been promising yourself at the gym for months you get buns of steel after a muddy Glastonbury weekend, and it takes an age to get anywhere, and then some.

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