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[woo d-zee] /ˈwʊd zi/
adjective, woodsier, woodsiest.
of, or characteristic or suggestive of, the woods:
a woodsy fragrance.
Origin of woodsy
1855-60, Americanism; wood1 + -s3 + -y1; cf. -sy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Ship Island region was as woodsy and tenantless as ever.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • In front of this woodsy background were the white tops of the wagons.

    Strange Stories of the Great Valley

    Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
  • Then you'll be glad to drift back to this woodsy hiding-place of ours.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • It is woodsy, and savors of the trees; it is an encampment among the maples.

    In the Catskills

    John Burroughs
  • At first it was very nice; sugary, with a fresh, woodsy flavour which was new to her.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • Having a "woodsy" look, it seems at home in semi-shaded positions, where it does well, but will thrive in full sun.

  • In that instant when her cheek had touched his rough tweed jacket, she had been sensible of that woodsy pipy fragrance.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • "These woodsy ones that aren't accustomed to bright sunshine may be sensitive to it," assented Ethel Blue.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
  • When they returned to the inn, Mrs. Mavick began to rally Philip about his feminine taste in woodsy things.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for woodsy


adjective woodsier, woodsiest
(US & Canadian, informal) of, reminiscent of, or connected with woods: a woodsy mountain hideaway
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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