woolly

or wool·y

[ wool-ee ]
/ ˈwʊl i /

adjective, wool·li·er, wool·li·est.

noun, plural wool·lies.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for woolly

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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