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willey

[wil-ee]
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noun, verb (used with object)
  1. willy.

willy

or wil·ley

[wil-ee]
noun, plural wil·lies.
  1. willow(def 4).
verb (used with object), wil·lied, wil·ly·ing.
  1. to willow (cotton).

Origin of willy

1825–35; special use of dial. willy, Old English wilige basket (orig. one made of willow twigs); akin to willow
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  • Mr. Willey was peculiarly adapted to such circumstances as these.

  • He was rather excited at the idea of meeting Clara at Willey Farm.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • He lay back in the rocking-chair at Willey Farm one evening.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • It was as if something were drawing his soul out towards Willey Farm.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • To console his mother, Paul did not go much to Willey Farm at this time.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence


British Dictionary definitions for willey

willy

noun
  1. British informal a childish or jocular term for penis
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