adjective, woolier, wooliest, noun, plural woolies.

wooliness, noun
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woolly or wooly (ˈwʊlɪ)
adj , sometimes (US) woollier, woolliest, woolier, wooliest
1.  consisting of, resembling, or having the nature of wool
2.  covered or clothed in wool or something resembling it
3.  lacking clarity or substance: woolly thinking
4.  botany covered with long soft whitish hairs: woolly stems
5.  (US) recalling the rough and lawless period of the early West of America (esp in the phrase wild and woolly)
n , woollier, woolliest, woolier, wooliest, woollies, woolies
6.  (often plural) a garment, such as a sweater, made of wool or something similar
7.  (Western US), (Austral) (usually plural) an informal word for sheep
wooly or wooly
'woollily or wooly
'woolliness or wooly

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
You'll see elk, deer and cranes, and get so close to a herd of bison that you
  can practically smell their wooly fur.
Prehistoric animals such as wooly mammoths roamed the land.
Imagine hordes of spear-wielding humans at a wooly mammoth's feet.
It was quite a large sample, quite a large clump of brown, wooly hair.
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