Definitions

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  • noun Liverpudlian, pejorative Someone not born in Liverpool (especially from the towns of Wigan, St Helen's, Widnes, Warrington and Runcorn).
  • adjective Made of wool.
  • adjective Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool.
  • adjective figuratively Of thinking, principles, etc, based on emotion rather than logic.
  • noun informal A sweater or similar garment made of wool

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  • adjective confused and vague; used especially of thinking
  • adjective covered with dense often matted or curly hairs
  • adjective having a fluffy character or appearance

Etymologies

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From woolyback.

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wool +‎ -y.

Examples

  • It's kind of like a caterpillar that has those extended hairs, and it's called the wooly worm.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2009

  • It's called the wooly adelgid. it's a sap sucking insect that feeds only on hemlock shrubs.

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  • GATES: Some people have said, in so many words, that I'm kind of wooly-headed in believing that the -- that the Iranians would see not having nuclear weapons as more in their security interest than not.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2009

  • GATES: Some people have said, in so many words, that I'm kind of wooly-headed in believing that the -- that the Iranians would see not having nuclear weapons as more in their security interest than not.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2009

  • GATES: Some people have said, in so many words, that I'm kind of wooly-headed in believing that the -- that the Iranians would see not having nuclear weapons as more in their security interest than not.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2009

  • I'm sure that kind of wooly thinking is acceptable wherever you are from.

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  • That's the kind of wooly-headed liberal thinking that leads to being eaten.

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  • That's the kind of wooly-headed liberal thinking that leads to being eaten.

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  • GB said: I ran into that same kind of wooly thinking with regards to the existence of paranormal entities.

    Your Creation Museum Report « Whatever

  • “But the fact is that most religious people do think that in some way, their god or gods intervene at some level in the universe, and it is precisely that kind of wooly thinking that we should not have to be quiet about.”

    My Favorite Holiday Treat? Richard Dawkins

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