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massy

[mas-ee] /ˈmæs i/
adjective, massier, massiest.
1.
Origin of massy
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at mass, -y1
Related forms
massiness, noun
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  • They often say, 'For massy sakes, Lucindy Bascom, how d' you know that?'

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  • He watched for the effect: massy seemed dazed, uncomprehending.

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  • I quite hold with your ideas; I know your ways by this time, Mr. massy.

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  • "A definite statement from me would be enough," massy repeated slowly.

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  • massy had turned at bay before the pursuing irony of his disaster.

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  • "If you take to boozing on the trip I'll fire you out," massy cried.

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  • massy walked hastily from side to side, puffed out his cheeks, suffocated.

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  • In the face of massy's last rebuff Sterne dared not declare his knowledge.

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  • As to massy, it was no secret that he was in a jolly deep hole with these worn-out boilers.

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  • "I hope to goodness he's too drunk to wake up now," muttered Mr. massy.

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British Dictionary definitions for massy

massy

/ˈmæsɪ/
adjective massier, massiest
1.
a literary word for massive
Derived Forms
massiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for massy
adj.

late 14c., from mass (n.1) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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