/ (ˈwɒlɪ) /
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noun plural -lies

East London dialect a pickled cucumber or olive



Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Word Origin for wolly

perhaps from olive
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Example sentences from the Web for wolly

  • "Yes—to punish ourselves for singing Polly Wolly in the graveyard," said Faith.

    Rainbow Valley|Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Wolly, zey call him zat ozzer name, it ees very deficult to speak and I forget.

    Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
  • Wolly was not there, but his sister seemed to think any job would be welcome.

    Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
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