wool

[ woo l ]
/ wʊl /

noun

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Idioms for wool

Origin of wool

before 900; Middle English wolle, Old English wull(e), cognate with Dutch wol, German Wolle, Old Norse ull, Gothic wulla; akin to Latin lāna, Sanskrit ūrṇā, Welsh gwlân wool, Latin vellus fleece, Greek oúlos woolly

OTHER WORDS FROM wool

wool·like, adjectivenon·wool, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for all wool and a yard wide

wool
/ (wʊl) /

noun

Derived forms of wool

wool-like, adjective

Word Origin for wool

Old English wull; related to Old Frisian, Middle Dutch wulle, Old High German wolla (German Wolle), Old Norse ull, Latin lāna and vellus fleece
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Idioms and Phrases with all wool and a yard wide (1 of 2)

all wool and a yard wide

Genuine, not fake; of excellent quality; also, honorable. For example, You can count on Ned—he's all wool and a yard wide. This metaphorical term alludes to a length of highly valued pure-wool cloth that measures exactly a yard (and not an inch less). [Late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with all wool and a yard wide (2 of 2)

wool

see all wool and a yard wide; pull the wool over someone's eyes.

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