1. Chiefly U.S., Austral., and New Zealand colloq. A sheep.
a. colloq. A person from an area traditionally associated with the rearing of sheep, esp. (in later use) stereotypically characterized as unsophisticated or provincial; spec. (a) a native or inhabitant of Leicestershire; (b) (frequently depreciative) a native or inhabitant of (rural) Wales.
b. Eng. regional (Liverpool) slang (usually derogatory). Also with capital initial. A person from outside of Liverpool, esp. from the neighbouring areas of Lancashire or the Wirral Peninsula.Perhaps originating as an extension of sense 2a, but see Tony Crowley's Liverpool English Dictionary (2018) for an alternative derivation from woolly, a term dating from the 1960s for uniformed police in Liverpool (on account of their woollen uniforms).
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