[ mil-kee ]
/ ˈmɪl ki /

adjective, milk·i·er, milk·i·est.

of or like milk, especially in appearance or consistency.
white or whitish in color.
giving a good supply of milk.
meek, tame, timid, or spiritless.

Nearby words

  1. milkweed butterfly,
  2. milkweed family,
  3. milkweed tortoise beetle,
  4. milkwood,
  5. milkwort,
  6. milky disease,
  7. milky way,
  8. mill,
  9. mill chisel,
  10. mill construction

Origin of milky

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at milk, -y1

Related formsmilk·i·ly, adverbmilk·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for milky


/ (ˈmɪlkɪ) /

adjective milkier or milkiest

resembling milk, esp in colour or cloudiness
of or containing milk
spiritless or spineless
Judaism another word for milchik
Derived Formsmilkily, adverbmilkiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for milky



late 14c., from milk (n.) + -y (2). Related: Milkily; milkiness.

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