soily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From soil +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

soily (comparative soilier, superlative soiliest)

  1. Covered in soil; earthy.
    • 1995, Alan Warner, Morvern Callar, Vintage 2015, p. 9:
      A woman with a well-to-do south voice told me to wash my soily hands before touching her messages.
  2. Resembling or characteristic of soil.
  3. Dirty; soiled.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 333:
      Methinks, miss, said Sally, you are a little soily, to what we have seen you.
  4. (obsolete) Apt to stain.