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woolly

adjective wool·ly \ˈwu̇-lē\

Simple Definition of woolly

  • : covered with wool

  • : made of wool or resembling wool

  • : confused and unclear

Full Definition of woolly

wool·li·erwool·li·est

  1. 1 a :  resembling wool b :  of, relating to, or bearing wool

  2. 2 a :  lacking in clearness or sharpness of outline <a woolly TV picture> b :  marked by mental confusion <woolly thinking>

  3. 3 :  marked by boisterous roughness or lack of order or restraint <where the West is still woolly — Paul Schubert> —used especially in the phrase wild and woolly

wool·li·ly play \-lə-lē\ adverb
wool·li·ness noun

Examples of woolly

  1. <the dog's woolly coat will require a lot of grooming>

  2. <still had a water bed and a woolly coverlet on top of it>



15th Century

First Known Use of woolly

15th century

Variants of woolly

also wooly play \ˈwu̇-lē\

Rhymes with woolly


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woolly

noun wool·ly \ˈwu̇-lē\

Simple Definition of woolly

  • : a warm piece of clothing (such as a sweater) made of knitted wool

Full Definition of woolly

plural wool·lies also wool·ies

  1. 1 :  a garment made from wool; especially :  underclothing of knitted wool —usually used in plural

  2. 2 West & Australian :  sheep

Examples of woolly

  1. Get out your winter woollies.



Circa 1865

First Known Use of woolly

circa 1865

Variants of woolly

also woolyplay or wool·ie \ˈwu̇-lē\



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