Meaning of woodsy in English:


adjectivewoodsier, woodsiest

North American
  • Relating to or characteristic of wood or woodland.

    ‘trails through woodsy countryside’
    ‘the woodsy smells of cedar and pine’
    • ‘The forest was damp and smelled the way Henry figured a deer would smell, all woodsy and the like.’
    • ‘But over the century sweet, floral smells came to be gendered as female; woodsy, outdoor scents such as pine and cedar as male.’
    • ‘A staff of about 25 operates out of a squat 54-year-old building made of horizontal stone, which sits at the top of a woodsy hillside on the pastoral campus of St. Olaf College.’
    • ‘Four years ago, when I first stepped foot on the woodsy acres of Phantom Lake YMCA camp, I had no idea that it would soon become what I consider to be my home.’
    • ‘Its woodsy 37 miles runs through southwestern Connecticut, and, during off-peak hours, is a lovely alternative to the truck fumes of I - 95.’
    • ‘I saw myself loping through the woods with a shotgun and a sketchpad, ‘collecting’ specimens as I filled my expanding lungs with clean, woodsy air.’
    • ‘I remember - among many such memories - being led to a secret patch of chantarelles, a woodsy, nutty mushroom that preserves well, in a stand of primal spruce.’
    • ‘Most of the Teach-In was held in a quiet secular chapel used for alumni weddings at the woodsy edge of campus, which most students only pass if they're running on the cross-country team.’
    • ‘Unlike our darkly beloved East Coast caverns of fluorescent Formica, this rustic restaurant/bar/music venue looks warmly lit and woodsy.’
    • ‘The mushroom is best: woodsy, browned and juicy.’
    • ‘Tender veal held up to its thick blankets of crispy prosciutto, spinach, woodsy mushrooms and mozzarella in tantalizingly sweet Marsala sauce.’
    • ‘The majestic Rocky Mountains and ready availability of woodsy cabins make Colorado a great getaway; it is truly famous for its winter sports.’
    • ‘There are cabins, so beautiful, so big and well designed that they are really no longer cabins, but rather, woodsy mansions around the lake.’
    • ‘It's a woodsy repast - birds singing in the trees, the breeze blowing, some water running in a brook, or maybe a light rainfall.’
    • ‘As a nature lover, you'll totally dig a woodsy or musky fragrance.’
    • ‘You might like the peace and serenity of a woodsy setting perhaps near the ski slopes or across from a gentle mountain stream.’
    • ‘Early this morning I found a log hidden in the woodsy section of the botanic gardens.’
    • ‘‘I like woodsy areas,’ she says - a fondness she attributes to her rural upbringing.’
    • ‘So of course I set my story in a rural woodsy town.’
    • ‘The biggest distinction between ‘sporty’ and ‘natural’ is that sporty scents are usually bright and citrusy, while natural ones tend to be woodsy and earthy.’


Mid 19th century formed irregularly from wood (differentiated from woody).