woolly: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wool'ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -li•er, -li•est, -lies.
  1. consisting of wool: a woolly fleece.
  2. resembling wool in texture or appearance: woolly hair.
  3. clothed or covered with wool or something resembling it: a woolly caterpillar.
  4. covered with a pubescence of long, soft hairs resembling wool.
  5. like the rough, vigorous atmosphere of the early West in America: wild and woolly.
  6. fuzzy; unclear; disorganized: woolly thinking.
  1. a wool-bearing animal; sheep.
  2. Usually,a knitted undergarment of wool or other fiber.
  3. any woolen garment, as a sweater.
  4. a dust ball.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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