booly

noun

boo·​ly
ˈbülē,
-li
plural -es
1
: a temporary enclosure once common in Ireland for the shelter of cattle or their keepers
2
: a company of herdsmen wandering with their cattle

Word History

Etymology

Irish Gaelic buaile cattle pen, from Old Irish būale, probably from Latin bovile, bubile cattle stall, from bov-, bos head of cattle

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“Booly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/booly. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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