massy

[mas-ee]
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Origin of massy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at mass, -y1
Related formsmass·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for massy

Historical Examples of massy

  • They often say, 'For massy sakes, Lucindy Bascom, how d' you know that?'

    The Village Watch-Tower

    (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin

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

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

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

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

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

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

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

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    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for massy

massy

adjective massier or massiest
  1. a literary word for massive
Derived Formsmassiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for massy
adj.

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

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