hooly

or hu·ly

[ hoo-lee, hy-lee ]
/ ˈhu li, ˈhü li /
Scot.

adjective

adverb

cautiously; gently.

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Origin of hooly

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English holy, hulie, hully; apparently of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse hōfligr “moderate,” hōfliga “moderately”
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