holey

/ (ˈhəʊlɪ) /

adjective holeyer or holeyest

full of holes

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Example sentences from the Web for holey

  • When Orlean recently tweeted the question, “Is it ‘holy moly’ or ‘holey moley’ or ‘holy moley’?”

    Timothy Hutton: Literary Sex God|Sean Kennedy|January 19, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • I hunted out the holey socks and then I turned my attention to the trunk.

    Talbot's Angles|Amy E. Blanchard
  • He had not had a really satisfying meal since leaving Holey Lake.

    South from Hudson Bay|E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Don't get thinkin' of somethin' else and come down with one whole and one holey, same as you did last time.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug|Joseph C. Lincoln