Definitions

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  • noun Ireland A party; an evening of traditional music and dance.
  • noun A strong wind or gale, as in blowing a hooley

Etymologies

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Origin unknown.

Examples

  • Due to the fact that it's blowing a hooley outside, which woke me from my slumbers, have started crossword before my breakfast.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,237

  • It's hollering and blowing a hooley outside, you're warm and snug in bed, someone's delivered a nice cup of tea with the post and there seems no point in shifting.

    Witch Child by Celia Rees

  • It's hollering and blowing a hooley outside, you're warm and snug in bed, someone's delivered a nice cup of tea with the post and there seems no point in shifting.

    Witch Child by Celia Rees

  • "As the Irish say, we'll have a very big hooley when the millionth person gets water," Water Affairs Minister Kader Asmal told a media briefing today.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • E.eryone was getting excited, and when T. hooley announced "Mark E. Smith is a dickhead", I think all the fears were confirmed.

    FallNews

  • This was one of the witticisms of my clever friend, Mr. Robert Martin -- 'Bally-hooley'-one of the very few men who can write a good Irish song, and sing it well, into the bargain.

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • "The craic is mighty here," Ciarán says over the din of a hooley.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Lent was tough enough, but to enter it without a good hooley was cruel and if the party was no more than a virtual one, so what?

    BellaOnline - The Voice of Women

  • Lent was tough enough, but to enter it without a good hooley was cruel and if the party was no more than a virtual one, so what?

    BellaOnline - The Voice of Women

  • Lent was tough enough, but to enter it without a good hooley was cruel and if the party was no more than a virtual one, so what?

    BellaOnline - The Voice of Women

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  • A shindig. Usage and meaning at the link.

    July 4, 2008