Noun. woobie (plural woobies) (US, childish) Any object, typically a blanket, garment or stuffed animal that is used simply for its comforting characteristics. (US, intimate) Term of endearment.
Whatsa Woobie in the military?
The Military Poncho Liner is commonly referred to by it's nickname, the "Woobie". Military woobies are a favorite among active military and veterans as well as outdoors-men, adventurers, and survivalists.
Whysit called a Woobie?The origins of the term are lost in the mists of time, but many theories abound. One theory goes that it comes from the phrase, "Because you would be cold without it," where "would be," evolved into woobie. A similar version has it called a "willbie," because, "It will be what keeps you from freezing."
A Woobie itself is a sorta-rectangular synthetic quilt, weighs about 22-23 oz, is warm down to about 50 degrees, and has tie-outs.