hooly

adverb
hoo·​ly | \ ˈhœ̅li \

Definition of hooly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scottish
: in a slow, careful, or gentle manner

hooly

adjective
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Definition of hooly (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly Scottish

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History and Etymology for hooly

Adverb

Middle English holy, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hōfliga fairly, with moderation, from hōfligr moderate, from hōf moderation, proportion + -ligr -ly; akin to Old Norse hefja to lift

Adjective

Middle English (Scots dialect) huly, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hōfligr moderate

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“Hooly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooly. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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