holey

holey
holey
meaning ‘full of holes’, is spelt -ey to distinguish it in writing and print from the adjective holy meaning ‘sacred’.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • holey — [hōl′ē] adj. [ME] having a hole or holes …   English World dictionary

  • holey — adjective having, or being full of, holes Fred loved holey Dutch cheese …   Wiktionary

  • holey — hol|ey [ˈhəuli US ˈhou ] adj full of holes ▪ holey sweaters …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • holey — hole ► NOUN 1) a hollow space in a solid object or surface. 2) an opening or gap in or passing through something. 3) a cavity on a golf course into which the ball is directed. 4) informal a small, awkward, or unpleasant place or situation. ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • Holey Dollar — Holey Dollar, British Museum Der Holey Dollar (holey: englisch für löchrig), auch Ring Dollar genannt, war die erste eigenständig geprägte Münze, die in der frühen britischen Strafkolonie New South Wales, einem der heutigen Bundesstaaten in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Holey dollar — is the name given to coins used in the early history of two British settlements: Prince Edward Island and New South Wales. The middle was punched out of Spanish dollars, creating two parts: a small coin, known as a dump in Australia, and a holey… …   Wikipedia

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