ashy

[ ash-ee ]
/ ˈæʃ i /

adjective, ash·i·er, ash·i·est.

ash-colored; pale; wan: an ashy complexion.
of or resembling ashes: an ashy residue.
sprinkled or covered with ashes.

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Origin of ashy

First recorded in 1350–1400, ashy is from the Middle English word asshy.See ash1, -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for ashy

ashy
/ (ˈæʃɪ) /

adjective ashier or ashiest

of a pale greyish colour; ashen
consisting of, covered with, or resembling ash
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