verb (used with object)
- stara zagora,
- starch blocker,
- starch syrup,
Origin of starch
Examples from the Web for starched
The comfort of stretch wool and jersey were lost in the starched silhouettes.
Her starched calico apron flared out widely over her lank knees across the doorway.Madelon|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The King, on being told who it was, replied merrily, "I did not much like his starched mouchates."Highways & Byways in Sussex|E.V. Lucas
I see the Widder Bostwick yesterday, she looks as starched up as ever.Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings|Henry Wheeler Shaw
There are too many labored explainings, starched apologies, and painful accountings for this and that.
Starched pieces should not be ironed until the irons are very hot.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools|Ministry of Education Ontario
Word Origin for starch
c.1400, from Old English *stercan (Mercian), *stiercan (West Saxon) "make rigid," found in stercedferhð "fixed, hard, resolute" (related to stearc "stiff"), from Proto-Germanic *starkijanan (cf. German Stärke "strength, starch"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see stark). Related: Starched; starching.
"pasty substance used to stiffen cloth," mid-15c., from starch (v.). Figurative sense of "stiffness of manner" is recorded from 1705.
see take the starch out of.