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From tool +‎ -ie.



toolie (plural toolies)

  1. (colloquial, oil industry) A tool dresser.
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 287:
      He and the geologist went to explore in the sandy Garcia pastures. The rig builder, toolie, and driller retired to the Colonel's porch to drink.
  2. (Australia, slang) An adult reveller who deliberately travels to a destination where schoolies congregate, often to solicit sex from the schoolies.
    • 2018 November 30, RMG, “ACA:  Schoolies week UNCUT!!”, in, Usenet[1]:
      Perhaps you should go next year as a "toolie", and you'll get to see for yourself.
    • 2018 November 30, Kelpie, “Schoolies kids - stupidity”, in, Usenet[2]:
      Maybe they were toolies!
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:toolie.