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See also: woolies
- (Australia, Britain, slang) Woolworths, a well-known chain of shops selling confectionery, stationery, etc.
1977, Lewis Grassic Gibbon; James Leslie Mitchell, A Scots Quair:
- Running up through the crowds she looked at her watch and found she had still a half-hour to spare, saw her face as she whipped into Woolies […]
2003, Margo Daly, et al, Australia:
- It's also possible to pop into Woolies and buy a pre-paid mobile phone for as little as $99 including a rechargeable SIM card […]
2004, Martin C Strong, The Great Rock Discography:
- Of course, the kids loved it, even toddlers were heard to garble "I'm a twisted firestarter" while dragging their hapless mums into Woolies to bag a copy.