From Middle English wollen, wullen, from Old English wullen, wyllen (“made of wool, woollen”), from Proto-Germanic *wullīnaz (“woollen”), equivalent to wool + -en. Cognate with Scots wollin, wolne, wowne (“woollen”), Dutch wollen (“woollen”), German wollen (“woollen”), Danish uldne (“woollen”), Norwegian ulne (“fuzzy”).
woolen (not comparable)
- (US) Made of wool.
- (US) Of or relating to wool or woolen cloths.
- woolen manufactures; a woolen mill; a woolen draper
woolen (plural woolens)
- An item of clothing made from wool
- Put all the woolens in this basket.