hooley


hooley

hooley hoolie noun plural -leys or -lies

  1. mainly Irish and NZ a lively party

Word Origin for hooley C19: perhaps from Hindi holi, a festival in honour of Krishna Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Examples from the Web for hooley Contemporary Examples of hooley

  • Hooley (Reagan): We had a public event at the airport when we landed.

    The Last Ride

    The Daily Beast

    January 19, 2009

  • Hooley: I remember [Reagan] telling a story on the flight—not a true story, he didn’t mean for us to think it was true.

    The Last Ride

    The Daily Beast

    January 19, 2009

  • Historical Examples of hooley

  • I am going over to the port with Director Hooley and most of the members of the company.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson

  • Mr. Hooley was using old John on this day in a character part.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson

  • Ruth marveled at the types Mr. Hooley had found in the village.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson

  • “I’ll look in at Hooley’s,” thought he, but as a matter of fact he did not.

    Sister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser

  • “The Boss is rather sore on the whole business,” Hooley said to Ruth.

    Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence

    Alice B. Emerson

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