adjective, wool·i·er, wool·i·est, noun, plural wool·ies.
Definition for wooly (2 of 2)
adjective, wool·li·er, wool·li·est.
noun, plural wool·lies.
Regional variation note
Examples from the Web for wooly
I was taken into one by Maurice, a gnarled old Vietnam vet in a wooly hat.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Designer Phoebe Philo presented a cool collection of wooly outerwear and unexpected proportions.
I'le make him think he's got straddle his wooly hoss, and an army of mermades was after him with red hot pitchforks.
Her shoulders ached—her head seemed a stuffy thing of wood and wooly lint.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
Dat's de proposition; an', Mose, yo' got to keep yo' wooly head mighty cool an' calc'lating.The Kentucky Ranger|Edward T. Curnick
Totty ducked her wooly head by way of reply, as she ran off, and presently Jupiter made his appearance in evident trouble.Sharing Her Crime|May Agnes Fleming
They stood about gracefully to be admired, with their wooly hair fluffed out at right angles to their head, for the occasion.Six Women|Victoria Cross
British Dictionary definitions for wooly
sometimes US wooly
adjective woollier or woolliest or sometimes US woolier or wooliest
noun plural woollies or sometimes US woolies
Word Origin and History for wooly
also woolly, 1570s, "resembling or made of wool," from wool + -y (2). Meaning "barbarous, rude" is recorded 1891, from wild and wooly (1884) applied to the U.S. western frontier, perhaps in reference to range steers or to unkempt cowboys.