Origin of woolgatherfrom the practice of wandering to gather tufts of wool caught on thorns and hedges
intransitive verbwool·gath·ered, wool·gath·er·ing, wool·gath·ers
Origin of woolgatherFrom the practice of wandering areas where sheep graze to gather tufts of wool caught on vegetation .
(third-person singular simple present woolgathers, present participle woolgathering, simple past and past participle woolgathered)
- To daydream.
Back-formation from woolgathering.