Definition of woodsy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdzi/

adjective (woodsier, woodsiest)

North American
Relating to or characteristic of wood or woodland: trails through woodsy countryside the woodsy smells of cedar and pine
More example sentences
  • The forest was damp and smelled the way Henry figured a deer would smell, all woodsy and the like.
  • But over the century sweet, floral smells came to be gendered as female; woodsy, outdoor scents such as pine and cedar as male.
  • A staff of about 25 operates out of a squat 54-year-old building made of horizontal stone, which sits at the top of a woodsy hillside on the pastoral campus of St. Olaf College.


Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from wood (differentiated from woody).

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