Woolly vs Woollike - What's the difference?

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Woolly is a synonym of woollike.

As adjectives the difference between woolly and woollike

is that woolly is made of wool while woollike is resembling wool or some aspect of it.

As a noun woolly

is (informal) a sweater or similar garment made of wool or woolly can be (liverpool|pejorative) someone not born in liverpool (especially from the towns of wigan, st helen's, widnes, warrington and runcorn).



Alternative forms

* wooly

Etymology 1

From .


  • Made of wool.
  • Put on a woolly jumper and turn down the thermostat.
  • Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool.
  • woolly hair
  • (figuratively) Of thinking, principles, etc, based on emotion rather than logic.
  • That's the sort of woolly thinking that causes wars to start.
  • (figuratively) Unclear, fuzzy, hazy, cloudy.
  • (obsolete) Clothed in wool.
  • * Shakespeare
  • woolly breeders
    Derived terms
    * woolly hat * woolly-headed, wooly-headed * woolly-minded (British) and (US), wooly-minded (US)


  • (informal) A sweater or similar garment made of wool
  • Etymology 2

    From (woolyback).


  • (Liverpool, pejorative) Someone not born in Liverpool (especially from the towns of Wigan, St Helen's, Widnes, Warrington and Runcorn).
  • woollike



    (en adjective)
  • Resembling wool or some aspect of it.
  • Synonyms

    * woolish * wooly, woolly