Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Exceedingly; very.
  • Excessive.
  • Causing or inflicting wounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb obsolete Excessively; extremely.
  • adjective obsolete Excessive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb archaic very, extremely, excessively
  • adjective archaic very great, extreme, excessive
  • adjective rare, figuratively Causing wounds.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested in 1660: wound (noun) +‎ -y.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested ante 1639: wounds (interjection) +‎ -y.

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