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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English holy, holihollyholli (holey, spongy, hollow); equivalent to hole +‎ -y. The e was inserted in Modern English to distinguish the word from holy (sacred).

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holey (comparative holier, superlative holiest)

  1. having, or being full of, holes
    Fred loved holey Dutch cheese.

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