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wolly

noun plural -lies
  1. East London dialect a pickled cucumber or olive

Word Origin

perhaps from olive
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Examples from the Web for wolly

Historical Examples

  • Wolly was not there, but his sister seemed to think any job would be welcome.

    Joyce's Investments

    Fannie E. Newberry

  • Wolly, zey call him zat ozzer name, it ees very deficult to speak and I forget.

    Joyce's Investments

    Fannie E. Newberry