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hooley

/ˈhuːlɪ/
noun (pl) -leys, -lies
1.
(mainly Irish & NZ) a lively party
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from Hindi holi, a festival in honour of Krishna
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  • hooley (Reagan): We had a public event at the airport when we landed.

    The Last Ride The Daily Beast January 19, 2009
  • hooley: I remember [Reagan] telling a story on the flight—not a true story, he didn't mean for us to think it was true.

    The Last Ride The Daily Beast January 19, 2009
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