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Etymology 1[edit]

From wheel +‎ -y.


wheely (comparative wheelier or more wheely, superlative wheeliest or most wheely)

  1. Circular; suitable to rotation.
  2. (informal) wheeled
    • 2007 December 26, “Oops! My Rolling Bag Just Crushed Your Toe”, in New York Times[1]:
      Thanks to those with their wheely suitcases, navigating around Midtown Manhattan, especially at this time of year, is like playing a game of dodge 'em.
    • 2007, Lucy Eyre, If Minds Had Toes
      He sat in a wheely chair just inside the door, spinning one way and the other, lifting up his knees to spin faster.

Etymology 2[edit]

From wheel +‎ -y.


wheely (plural wheelies)

  1. Alternative form of wheelie