[ straw-ee ]

adjective,straw·i·er, straw·i·est.
  1. of, containing, or resembling straw.

  2. strewn or thatched with straw.

Origin of strawy

First recorded in 1545–55; straw + -y1

Words Nearby strawy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use strawy in a sentence

  • And the triumphant blond mane had turned into a strawy, matted mass, apparently untouched by a comb this many a day.

    The Song of Songs | Hermann Sudermann
  • The Beta we gave no winter protection, but all of the others we covered with strawy manure.

  • Luther, as every one knows, was inclined to reject the Epistle of James; he called it "a right strawy epistle."

    Who Wrote the Bible? | Washington Gladden
  • Some growers use the droppings only, and reject all of the strawy part, or as much of it as they can conveniently shake out.

    Mushrooms: how to grow them | William Falconer
  • Shake out all the rank, dry, strawy part of the manure and lay it aside for other purposes.

    Mushrooms: how to grow them | William Falconer

British Dictionary definitions for strawy


/ (ˈstrɔːɪ) /

adjectivestrawier or strawiest
  1. containing straw, or like straw in colour or texture

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