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woody

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[ wood-ee ]
/ ˈwʊd i /
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adjective, wood·i·er, wood·i·est.
abounding with woods; wooded.
belonging or pertaining to the woods; sylvan.
consisting of or containing wood; ligneous.
resembling wood, as in appearance, texture, or toughness: a woody vegetable.
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Origin of woody

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First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English; see origin at wood1, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM woody

wood·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for woody (2 of 4)

woody2

or wood·ie

[ wood-ee ]
/ ˈwʊd i /

noun, plural wood·ies.
Slang. a station wagon having wood or simulated-wood panels on the outside of the body.
Slang: Vulgar. an erection of the penis.

Origin of woody

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First recorded in 1940–45 for def. 2; in 1960–65 for def. 1; wood1 + -y2

Other definitions for woody (3 of 4)

woody3
[ wuhd-ee, woo-dee ]
/ ˈwʌd i, ˈwu di /
Chiefly Scot.

noun, adjective, plural wood·ies,wood·i·er, wood·i·est.

Other definitions for woody (4 of 4)

Woody
[ wood-ee ]
/ ˈwʊd i /

noun
a male given name, form of Woodrow.
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British Dictionary definitions for woody

woody
/ (ˈwʊdɪ) /

adjective woodier or woodiest
abounding in or covered with forest or woods
connected with, belonging to, or situated in a wood
consisting of or containing wood or ligninwoody tissue; woody stems
resembling wood in hardness or texture

Derived forms of woody

woodiness, noun
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