American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having holes or full of holes.
- adj. having, or being full of, holes
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. having pores or holes.
- adj. allowing passage in and out
- From hole + -y (Wiktionary)
“This little boy, Arnaud, came swimming at the same time as us, clad in holey tighty-whiteys and clutching and empty plastic jug as a flotation device.”
“After the adults decided to bring a gas-run blender and a raucous game called holey-board we were kindly asked to either quiet down or not return.”
“I've seen both traditional "holey" Swiss cheese in American grocery stores, as well as Gruyere.”
“The logic of this being, a less fermented batter works better to give fluffy, tasty idlis and a more fermented batter could yield crispy, 'holey' dosais.”
“The only problem was that this yarn was a bit thin for guage and hence the bunny was a bit "holey" which I remided by darning the holiest bits.”
“We were surprised to find it without a floor, roof half off and "holey" all over.”
“The Christian Science Monitor: Oh 'holey' tax system”
“I want a more 'holey' crumb with less uniformity, any ideas?”
“Or maybe that should be "holey", as in full of holes. sue Warner Brothers and Christopher Nolan (director of "The Dark Knight") for use without permission of the city's name.”
“Chocolate clothes, USB jewellery, and a 'holey' Lewis Hamilton.”
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