Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words


[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. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for woodsy
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • I've seen picturs in Melindy's jography, looks as ef 'twa'n't so woodsy over there as 'tis in these parts, 'specially out West.

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

    North of Fifty-Three Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • All around there is the general bog fragrance of sphagnum and water-lilies, and the woodsy perfume of the rose-colored orchids.

    A Northern Countryside Rosalind Richards
  • At first it was very nice; sugary, with a fresh, woodsy flavour which was new to her.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • There was a quiet, a solace, in the unfrequented paths and woodsy corners of the upper boundaries of the Park.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • Having a "woodsy" look, it seems at home in semi-shaded positions, where it does well, but will thrive in full sun.

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

    In the Catskills John Burroughs
  • "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
  • I heard the murmuring water and felt the woodsy coolness of those retreats—such magic hath associative memories!

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for woodsy

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for woodsy

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for woodsy