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whirly

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adjective \ˈhwər-lē, ˈwər-\

Definition of whirly

  1. :  having a whirling motion



15th Century

First Known Use of whirly

15th century

Rhymes with whirly


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whirly

noun

Definition of whirly

plural whirl·ies

  1. :  a small whirlwind



1914

First Known Use of whirly

1914


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