AskDefine | Define holey

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holey adj : allowing passage in and out; "our unfenced and largely unpoliced border inevitably has been very porous" [syn: porous]

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  1. having, or being full of, holes
    Fred loved holey Dutch cheese.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

apertured, crible, dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, fenestrated, frayed, frazzled, full of holes, honeycombed, in rags, in shreds, in tatters, like Swiss cheese, patchy, peppered, perforate, perforated, pierced, ragged, raggedy, ratty, riddled, scruffy, seedy, shabby, shoddy, shot through, slotted, tacky, tattered, tatty, torn, windowed
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