or stage·y


adjective, stag·i·er, stag·i·est.

of, relating to, or suggestive of the stage.
theatrical; unnatural.

Origin of stagy

First recorded in 1855–60; stage + -y1
Related formsstag·i·ly, adverbstag·i·ness, nounun·stag·i·ly, adverbun·stag·i·ness, nounun·stag·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stagy

Historical Examples of stagy

  • He seized Bella and hugged her to his bosom in a most stagy manner.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson

  • He told her he loved it twice as well as the stilted, stagy "Anita Adair."

  • If I detest anything, it is the unconventional, the stagy, the mysterious.

    The Firefly Of France

    Marion Polk Angellotti

  • The attorney brushed back his mane with a stagy movement of his hand, and turned upon Arkansas.

  • I felt a chill go over me—the whole business was tricky, stagy; of a piece with the highfalutin talk.

    Plain Mary Smith

    Henry Wallace Phillips

British Dictionary definitions for stagy


US stagey

adjective stagier or stagiest

excessively theatrical or dramatic
Derived Formsstagily, adverbstaginess, noun
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