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maxi

[ mak-see ]
/ ˈmæk si /
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Definition of maxi

noun, plural max·is.
a garment having a maxiskirt, as a coat.
of the length of a maxiskirt; having a maxiskirt.
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Origin of maxi

1965–70; shortening of maxiskirt, or independent use of maxi-

Other definitions for maxi (2 of 2)

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-

Shortening of maximal or maximum, by analogy with mini-
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British Dictionary definitions for maxi

maxi
/ (ˈmæksɪ) /

adjective
  1. (of a garment) reaching the ankle
  2. (as noun)she wore a maxi
  3. (in combination)a maxidress
noun
a type of large racing yacht

Word Origin for maxi

C20: shortened from maximum
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