Origin of maxi
- a combining form with the meanings “very large in comparison with others of its kind” (maxi-budget; maxi-taxi); “of great scope or intensity” (maxi-devaluation; maxi-service); (of clothing) “long, nearly ankle-length” (maxicoat; maxiskirt).
Origin of maxi-
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Examples from the Web for maxi
Written on the 2nd of March by the hand of your good and loyal father, Maxi.'The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria
Eleanor E. Tremayne
- (of a garment) reaching the ankle
- (as noun)she wore a maxi
- (in combination)a maxidress
- a type of large racing yacht
C20: shortened from maximum
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Word Origin and History for maxi
word-forming element meaning "maximum, very large, very long," from comb. form of maximum.
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