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woolgathering

[ wool-gath-er-ing ]
/ ˈwʊlˌgæð ər ɪŋ /
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noun
indulgence in idle fancies and in daydreaming; absentmindedness: His woolgathering was a handicap in school.
gathering of the tufts of wool shed by sheep and caught on bushes.
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Origin of woolgathering

First recorded in 1545–55; wool + gathering

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British Dictionary definitions for woolgathering

woolgathering
/ (ˈwʊlˌɡæðərɪŋ) /

noun
idle or absent-minded indulgence in fantasy; daydreaming

Derived forms of woolgathering

woolgatherer, noun
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