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noun Slang.
  1. a first-year cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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Origin of doolie1

origin uncertain


or doo·lie, dhoo·ly

noun, plural doo·lies.
  1. (in India) a simple litter, often used to transport sick or wounded persons.
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Origin of dooly

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


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  • I heard the doolies dumped on the ground, and the shutter in front of my door shook.

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  • A continuous stream of doolies and stretchers commenced to flow from the fighting line.

  • The more serious cases are carried in doolies or litters, protected from the sun by white curtains, and borne by four natives.

  • At the head of the column of doolies and stretchers were the bodies of the killed, each tied with cords upon a mule.

  • Long before the last volleys were fired, the doolies were out in force looking for the wounded.