Back-formation from woolgathering.
woolgather (third-person singular simple present woolgathers, present participle woolgathering, simple past and past participle woolgathered)
- To daydream.
- 1911, H.G. Wells, "The Door in the Wall,"
- I had bad times after that—crying at night and woolgathering by day. For two terms I slackened and had bad reports.