Etymology
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wooden (adj.)

1530s, from wood (n.) + -en (2). Figurative use by 1560s. Wooden nickel "counterfeit coin, worthless token" is from 1916, American English. Related: Woodenly; woodenness.

updated on April 08, 2014

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Definitions of wooden from WordNet

wooden (adj.)
made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood;
a wooden box
an ancient cart with wooden wheels
wooden (adj.)
lacking ease or grace;
the actor's performance was wooden
a wooden smile
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.