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

Definition of woodsy

: characteristic or suggestive of woods the woodsy flavor of mushrooms

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After a month of brooding woodsy imagery, Justin Timberlake dropped his fifth studio album, Man of the Woods, on Friday — and the critics went at it. Sarah Weldon, Cosmopolitan, "The 10 Meanest Things Critics Have Said About Justin Timberlake's New Album, Man of the Woods," 2 Feb. 2018 Japanese label Wacko Maria makes a woodsy, green-tinted leopard button-up while Swedish brand Our Legacy’s murky leopard cardigan is one incognito cat. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Leopard: Keith Richards Wore It, But Would You?," 12 Dec. 2018 The Witcher 3 was exhausting to learn, but nevertheless, the woodsy world looks lovely. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Into the High-Powered World of Gaming PCs," 20 Sep. 2018 Mountainous and woodsy, New Hampshire is blessed with seemingly endless parklands for experiencing fall foliage, on foot and behind the wheel. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Beautiful Places to See New England Fall Foliage This Year," 5 Oct. 2018 The main living areas are defined by a true open plan, soaring ceilings, stone floors, and full walls of windows, which help bring in the woodsy surrounding landscape. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "’70s weekend home built by developer John Tishman asks $1.3M," 20 July 2018 The woodsy cabin’s luxury amenities include a wine cooler and even a room hidden behind a bookshelf. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "United Auto Workers vs. Workers," 1 Nov. 2018 Either way, any pile of living or once-living ingredients eventually becomes compost, recognizable as a dark brown, crumbly fudge with a woodsy smell. Lee Reich, The Seattle Times, "Fall is the perfect time to build a compost bin," 16 Oct. 2018 The wintery, woodsy aroma of the Idaho balsam fir essential oil will help recall the reason for the season, and soft, sweet cedarwood is an earthy complement to brighter aromas. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These Essential Oils Will Make Your Entire Home Smell Like Christmas," 14 Oct. 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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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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