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wooly

[woo l-ee] /ˈwʊl i/
adjective, woolier, wooliest, noun, plural woolies.
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wooliness, noun
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wooly
1578, "resembling or made of wool," from wool (q.v.). Meaning "barbarous, rude" is recorded 1891, from wild and wooly (1884) applied to the U.S. western frontier, perhaps in reference to range steers or to unkempt cowboys.
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