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[woo d-ee] /ˈwʊd i/
noun, plural woodies. Slang.
a station wagon having wood or simulated-wood panels on the outside of the body.
Origin of woody2
1960-65; wood1 + -y2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for woodie


adjective woodier, woodiest
abounding in or covered with forest or woods
connected with, belonging to, or situated in a wood
consisting of or containing wood or lignin: woody tissue, woody stems
resembling wood in hardness or texture
Derived Forms
woodiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for woodie



late 14c., "overgrown with trees and shrubs," from wood (n.) + -y (2). Of plants, "having a stem of wood," from 1570s. As a name for a kind of station wagon with wood panels, by 1961, U.S. surfer slang (real wood exterior panels were rare after 1951 and the last use of real wood was in the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon). Slang meaning "erection" attested by 1990 (for hardness).

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Slang definitions & phrases for woodie



To rehearse; practice one's part, role, etc, esp to do so alone and rigorously: Bix did plenty of woodshedding, playing alone/ I just learned a new technique and I've got to shed on it

[1930s+ Jazz musicians; fr the woodshed as the traditional place where one could be alone to work, think, smoke, etc]

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