1. [syn: doily, doyley, doyly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Doily \Doi"ly\, n. [So called from the name of the dealer.]
1. A kind of woolen stuff. [Obs.] "Some doily petticoats."
A fool and a doily stuff, would now and then find
days of grace, and be worn for variety. -- Congreve.
2. A small napkin, used at table with the fruit, etc.; --
commonly colored and fringed.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small round piece of linen placed under a dish or bowl
[syn: doily, doyley, doyly]