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reechy

[ ree-chee ]

adjective

, Archaic.
, reech·i·er, reech·i·est.
  1. smoky or sooty.
  2. squalid or filthy.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of reechy1

1425–75; late Middle English, equivalent to reech (dialectal variant of reek ) + -y 1

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Example Sentences

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

Mounting my little fairy camel Reechy, I “whispered to her westward, westward, and with speed she darted onward.”

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

Cf. reechy (another form of the same word) in Much Ado, iii.

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