whirly

adjective
\ˈhwər-lē, ˈwər-\

Definition of whirly 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having a whirling motion

whirly

noun
plural whirlies

Definition of whirly (Entry 2 of 2)

: a small whirlwind

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Other operators run whirly ball games in other cities. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's first WhirlyBall entertainment center, restaurant could be coming soon to Brookfield Square," 11 July 2018 The former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who studied chemistry at Oxford, is said to have had a role in the invention of the white whirly ice cream cones. Palko Karasz, New York Times, "Q Is for Queuing: Minting British Traditions With New 10-Pence Coins," 1 Mar. 2018 His search for his parents, presumed dead at the end of the first film, ignites the third subplot in which his best friend, Alice, equipped with a whirly gyroscopic time machine called a Chronosphere, tries to alter the past to change the future. Stephen Holden, New York Times, "Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ and a Trippy Time Machine," 26 May 2016

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First Known Use of whirly

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1914, in the meaning defined above

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whirlybird

whirry

whirtle

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