a) Made of wool.

wooly hair

b) Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool.

Thats the sort of wooly thinking that causes wars to start.

2. noun
Someone not born in Liverpool (especially from the towns of Wigan, St Helens, Widnes, Warrington and Runcorn). <!If you edit this page, please also edit "woolly" to keep these two pages in synch.

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  • wooly — also woolly, 1570s, resembling or made of wool, from WOOL (Cf. wool) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning barbarous, rude is recorded 1891, from wild and wooly (1884) applied to the U.S. western frontier, perhaps in reference to range steers or to unkempt… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wooly — Wooly, so v.w. Wooli …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • wooly — [wool′ē] adj. woolier, wooliest WOOLLY n. pl. woolies wooliness n …   English World dictionary

  • wooly — adjective 1. confused and vague; used especially of thinking muddleheaded ideas your addled little brain woolly thinking woolly headed ideas • Syn: ↑addled, ↑befuddled, ↑muddled, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wooly — I. adjective see woolly I II. noun see woolly II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wooly — wooliness, n. /wool ee/, adj., woolier, wooliest, n., pl. woolies. woolly. * * * …   Universalium

  • wooly — wool|y [ wuli ] adjective 1. ) made of or feeling like wool 2. ) confused and not clear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wooly — adj. of wool, woolen; wool like; unclear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wooly — UK [ˈwʊlɪ] / US the American spelling of woolly I …   English dictionary

  • wooly — [ˈwʊli] the American spelling of woolly …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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