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adjective, reech·i·er, reech·i·est. Archaic.
  1. smoky or sooty.
  2. squalid or filthy.
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Origin of reechy

1425–75; late Middle English, equivalent to reech (dialectal variant of reek) + -y1
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Historical Examples of reechy

  • Alec Ross overtook us on the road, and brought a special little riding-camel (Reechy) for me.

    Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration

    Ernest Giles

  • Reechy, who had not had half enough at the first place, would not go past this one.