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“Woolen” or “Woollen”

Language

Woolen and woollen are both English terms.

Usage

Woolen is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while woollen is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
woolen 93 54 86 89 86 51 0 75 61 0 100 0
woollen 7 46 14 11 14 49 0 25 39 0 0 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (93 to 7).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (54 to 46).
  • In India, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (86 to 14).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (89 to 11).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (86 to 14).
  • In Australia, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (51 to 49).
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "woolen" and "woollen".
  • In Ireland, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (75 to 25).
  • In New Zealand, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (61 to 39).
  • In Jamaica, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "woolen" and "woollen".
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "woolen" over "woollen" (100 to 0).
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "woolen" and "woollen".
Examples

Below, we provide some examples of when to use woolen or woollen with sample sentences.

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Examples in Context

Examples of “woolen”

  • the troops were dressed in woolen uniforms for the British climate.
  • c. 1855 by the Hamilton Woolen Mill Company, it is one
  • he became secretary to the Woolen and Worsted Trades Federation, a
  • 13 shares in the Salem Woolen Supply Company worth $130, 6
  • the clear opposition of the woolen corporations, which led him to
  • course Belfast Highland Greens, Mini Woolen Mills, and many art studios
  • circa 1855 as the Merchant Woolen Company's Factory Mill Number 2.
  • Humboldt Bay Woolen Mill manufactured woolen cloth from
  • spinning, weaving and dying the woolen fabric was stretched on wooden
  • in business ventures, including a woolen mill.

Examples of “woollen”

  • the mid-16th century as the woollen industry grew.
  • made his fortune in the woollen trade and became an Alderman
  • the mine and also the woollen mill where she makes a
  • surface, and remnants of a woollen lining on the inner surface.
  • as a successful water powered woollen mill which became steam powered
  • the area, it was a woollen industry for local markets.
  • Collapse of the woollen industry in the mid-19th century
  • were also worn as a woollen legging with layers, as part
  • Baize is a coarse woollen cloth.
  • or three saw-mills, a grist-mill, woollen factory, and about 700 inhabitants".


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