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hooley

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EtymologyEdit

Origin unknown.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hooley (plural hooleys)

  1. (Ireland) A party; an evening of traditional music and dance.
    • 2002, Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea, Vintage 2003, p. 88:
      At a family gathering, a wake or a Christmas hooley, other children would step forward to sing a rhyme or dance a hornpipe.
  2. A strong wind or gale, as in blowing a hooley

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