[ doo-lee ]
/ ˈdu li /

noun, plural dhoo·lies.

Nearby words

  1. dhobi,
  2. dhobi itch,
  3. dhodhekánisos,
  4. dhole,
  5. dholl,
  6. dhoti,
  7. dhow,
  8. dhs,
  9. dhss,
  10. dhu ʾl-hijjah


or doo·lie, dhoo·ly

[ doo-lee ]
/ ˈdu li /

noun, plural doo·lies.

(in India) a simple litter, often used to transport sick or wounded persons.

Origin of dooly

First recorded in 1615–25, dooly is from the Hindi word ḍōlī litter

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Examples from the Web for dhooly

  • It was a last resource; and though the men grumbled, they lifted the dhooly, and I marched by the side.

    Gil the Gunner|George Manville Fenn
  • This archway led into that court which is world-famous under the name of Dhooly Square.

  • In effect the doctor and the men with the dhooly came back just then.

    Gil the Gunner|George Manville Fenn
  • Then you will lend us a dhooly for this man, and people to carry him?

    Gil the Gunner|George Manville Fenn