adjective, lac·i·er, lac·i·est.

of or resembling lace; lacelike: a lacy gown; a lacy leaf.

Origin of lacy

First recorded in 1795–1805; lace + -y1
Related formslac·i·ly, adverblac·i·ness, noun

Synonyms for lacy




a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective lacier or laciest

made of or resembling lace
Derived Formslacily, adverblaciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lacy

1804, from lace (n.) in the decorative sense + -y (2).

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