\ ˈwu̇d-zē How to pronounce woodsy (audio) \
woodsier; woodsiest

Definition of woodsy

: characteristic or suggestive of woods the woodsy flavor of mushrooms

Examples of woodsy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Malin + Goetz The brand’s Leather scent is a touch spicy (pepper, clove) and a bit woodsy (sandalwood, cedarwood); $95, at Space NK, Brentwood Country Mart or malinandgoetz.com. Meg Hemphill, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Woodsy Scents for All Genders," 30 Oct. 2019 When burned, the room fills with a woodsy aroma that replaces the leftover burnt smoke and refreshes my entire apartment. Bryan Fountain, Bon Appétit, "This Little Incense Burner Makes My Kitchen Smell Better and My Heart Fuller," 16 July 2019 Each mouthful is intoxicatingly woodsy, packed with deep umami. BostonGlobe.com, "Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe," 18 Sep. 2019 Part of the Heritage collection, the new woodsy-fresh Aventus Cologne combines base notes of styrax, birch, musk and tonka bean to bring out your inner emperor. $325 for 50 milliliters. Kevin Smothers, latimes.com, "Father’s Day shopping: Give the gift of grooming with these fresh products," 6 June 2019 The scent: eucalyptus, but, like, real, woodsy eucalyptus—not potpourri-esque. Bon Appétit, "snapped us out of it," 18 Sep. 2019 The woodsy peninsula is named for a nearby treacherous strait — Porte des Morts, or Death’s Door, which claimed more than 60 vessels in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Roger Rapoport, Los Angeles Times, "Find powerful theater in Door County, Wisconsin," 3 Aug. 2019 The newer fragrances are more likely to play off smoky or woodsy notes, with hints of cedar and sandalwood, Levy says. Claire Ballentine, BostonGlobe.com, "No longer in hiding, the scent of cannabis joins the perfume counter," 26 Aug. 2019 Beards and bears and woodsy scruff have now fully entered the mainstream as the contemporary lumbersexual reappropriates the same tropes of classic American masculinity so long adopted and amplified in LGBTQ spaces. Jonny Diamond, Longreads, "Lumbersexuality, a Sport and a Pastime," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of woodsy

1854, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2019

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“Woodsy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodsiest. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of woodsy

US, informal
: having many trees : covered with trees
: relating to or suggesting the forest


\ ˈwu̇d-zē How to pronounce woodsy (audio) \
woodsier; woodsiest

Kids Definition of woodsy

: being, located in, or suggesting woodland a woodsy smell

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