2 confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas" [syn: addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, woolly-headed, wooly-minded]
3 covered with dense often matted or curly hairs; "woolly lambs" [syn: woolly]
Etymology 1From wool.
- Made of wool.
- Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool.
- wooly hair
- Of thinking, principles, etc, based on emotion rather than
- That's the sort of wooly thinking that causes wars to start.
Etymology 2From woolyback.
- In the context of "Liverpudlian|pejorative": Someone not born in Liverpool (especially from the towns of Wigan, St Helen's, Widnes, Warrington and Runcorn).
Woolworth's, Woolworths or Woolworth may refer to one of several companies:
The original American F.W. Woolworth Company and related businesses:
W. Woolworth Company was the original USA based chain of five
and dime stores.
- Foot Locker, the current name of the company after its change in focus to athletic clothing.
- Woolworths Group PLC is the owner of the Woolworths chain of high street shops in the UK (originally part of the F.W. Woolworth company, but separate since 1982).
- Woolworth GmbH is the owner of the Woolworths chain of high street shops in Germany & Austria (originally part of the F.W. Woolworth company, but separate since 1998).
- Woolworths (Cyprus), originally part of F.W. Woolworth, sold off in 1985 and subsequently split (no longer retailing under Woolworths name)
- Woolworths Limited is the largest retail company in Australia and New Zealand. Although named after the F.W. Woolworth Company (above), it has no other connection with its U.S. namesake.
- [http://brands/modules.php?op=modload&name=Infotree&file=show&action=view&entry=4646&back=0 Woolworths Overview - PDF]
Other businesses named Woolworths:
- Woolworths (South Africa), one of the larger South African retail chain stores affiliated to Marks and Spencer in the United Kingdom.
- Woolworth, Mississippi is a ghosttown in rural Lincoln County.
- Woolworth Building former headquarters of F.W. Woolworth and world's tallest building 1913 to 1929
- Franklin Winfield Woolworth founder of the company that bore his name
- Greensboro sit-ins, civil rights event begun February 1, 1960 at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina
wooly in German: Woolworth