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or flax·y

[flak-suh n]
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  1. made of flax.
  2. pertaining to flax.
  3. resembling flax.
  4. of the pale yellowish color of dressed flax.
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Origin of flaxen

First recorded in 1510–20; flax + -en2
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Examples from the Web for flaxy

Historical Examples

  • "I don't believe this story is true," said Flaxy indignantly.

    The Old Castle and Other Stories


  • Flaxy looked up with a bright tear of sympathy, as Dudley continued.

  • Suddenly we heard Flaxy, who was officer in charge, coming up the stairs several steps at a time.

    The Story of General Pershing

    Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson

  • It seemed to him it was all-white, flaxy sheets of linen, or sifted snow a-falling that he saw there through a rift in the mist.

British Dictionary definitions for flaxy



  1. of, relating to, or resembling flax
  2. of a soft yellow colourflaxen hair
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Word Origin and History for flaxy



"made of flax," mid-15c., from flax + -en (2). As "the color of flax" (usually with reference to hair) it is attested from 1520s.

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