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[dahyd-n-th uh-woo l] /ˈdaɪd n ðəˈwʊl/
through and through; complete:
a dyed-in-the-wool reformer.
dyed before weaving.
Origin of dyed-in-the-wool
First recorded in 1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for dyed-in-the-wool
Historical Examples
  • A “dyed-in-the-wool” Brooklynite from cradle to editorial chair.

    What's in the New York Evening Journal New York Evening Journal
  • This is genuine, dyed-in-the-wool sport, this is, and all the boys are yelling their heads off for their favorite.

    Camping Alexandra G. Lockwine
  • He was a dyed-in-the-wool abolition Republican and took the Boston Transcript for forty-six years.

    Great Possessions David Grayson
  • You're the only seasoned, all around, dyed-in-the-wool, genuwine cowpuncher in the whole outfit.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • In thought it is a piece of dyed-in-the-wool old fogyism, but in form and literary style it is vigorous, jaunty, and amusing.

  • "The Governor of Alleghenia is a dyed-in-the-wool scoundrel, my good sir," he said.

    The Lieutenant-Governor Guy Wetmore Carryl
  • Yes, were dyed-in-the-wool fans, admitted Bob, and told the operator something of their radio work.

  • Not one person in a thousand will believe Im a real, bona-fide, dyed-in-the-wool widow!

  • Im not the Tenderfoot you brought out sixteen years ago; Im a dyed-in-the-wool Westerner now.

    A Tenderfoot Bride Clarice E. Richards
  • Dulut sa bukug nga Nasyunalista, dyed-in-the-wool Nationalist.

British Dictionary definitions for dyed-in-the-wool


extreme or unchanging in attitude, opinion, etc
(of a fabric) made of dyed yarn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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dyed-in-the-wool in Culture

dyed-in-the-wool definition

Thoroughgoing or complete: “The door-to-door salespeople are wasting their time with Evans; he's a dyed-in-the-wool advocate of shopping on the Internet.”

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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