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adjective, lac·i·er, lac·i·est.
  1. of or resembling lace; lacelike: a lacy gown; a lacy leaf.
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Origin of lacy

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


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  1. a male given name.
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Related Words

ornate, gauzy, patterned, frilly, elegant, fancy, filigree, fine, gossamer, open, sheer, thin, transparent, lacelike, meshy

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British Dictionary definitions for lacy


adjective lacier or laciest
  1. made of or resembling lace
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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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