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boxy

[bok-see] /ˈbɒk si/
adjective, boxier, boxiest.
1.
like or resembling a box, especially in shape:
a boxy little house.
Origin of boxy
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; box1 + -y1
Related forms
boxiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for boxy

boxy

/ˈbɒksɪ/
adjective
1.
squarish or chunky in style or appearance: a boxy square-cut jacket
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Word Origin and History for boxy
adj.

1858, from box (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Boxiness.

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