woody etymology

English word woody comes from English wood, English -y

Detailed word origin of woody

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
wood English (eng) (chess, uncountable, slang) Chess pieces.. (countable) A forested or wooded area.. (countable) The wood of a particular species of tree.. (countable, golf) A type of golf club, the head of which was traditionally made of wood.. (music) A woodwind instrument.. (uncountable) The substance making up the central part of the trunk and branches of a tree. Used as a material for construction, to [...]
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
woody English (eng) (botany) Lignified: "the woody parts of a plant".. (botany) Non-herbaceous.. (obsolete) Belonging to the woods; sylvan.. Covered in woods; wooded.. Made of wood, or having wood-like properties. (vulgar, slang) An erection.. A station wagon that has a retro wooden exterior, often associated with Southern California surfing culture.

Words with the same origin as woody

Descendants of -y
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