Definition of hooley in English:


Line breaks: hoo¦ley
Pronunciation: /ˈhuːli

noun (plural hooleys)

informal , chiefly Irish
  • A wild or noisy party.
    More example sentences
    • A good hooley and a couple of large bottles was his recipe for old age.
    • The twins celebrated their 40th birthdays with a party and hooley at the Country Club, Hollybrook last week.
    • A few months later on June 21, at a mid-summer hooley in the Hawthorne Lounge, the four men stepped on the scales and it was announced that they had shed a total of 21 stone between them.


late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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