wooly

[ woo l-ee ]
/ ˈwʊl i /

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

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OTHER WORDS FROM wooly

wool·i·ness, noun

Definition for woolies (2 of 2)

woolly

or wool·y

[ woo l-ee ]
/ ˈwʊl i /

adjective, wool·li·er, wool·li·est.

noun, plural wool·lies.

Origin of woolly

First recorded in 1580–90; wool + -y1

regional variation note for woolly

10. See dust ball.

OTHER WORDS FROM woolly

wool·li·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for woolies

  • I try not to look at them because they are so much like witch heads they give me the woolies.

    The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • They figure on keeping this county just as it is, for only themselves and their cattle and woolies, and everybody else keep out.

British Dictionary definitions for woolies

woolly

sometimes US wooly

/ (ˈwʊlɪ) /

adjective woollier or woolliest or sometimes US woolier or wooliest

noun plural woollies or sometimes US woolies

(often plural) a garment, such as a sweater, made of wool or something similar
Western US and Australian (usually plural) an informal word for sheep

Derived forms of woolly

woollily, adverbwoolliness, noun
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