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adjective, straw·i·er, straw·i·est.
  1. of, containing, or resembling straw.
  2. strewn or thatched with straw.
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Origin of strawy

First recorded in 1545–55; straw + -y1
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Examples from the Web for strawy

Historical Examples of strawy

  • Rumbold scratched his ear with the three strawy jampots he held in his hand.

    The History of Mr. Polly

    H. G. Wells

  • Strawy litter or conifer boughs will serve the purpose well.

  • 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.

  • Some growers use the droppings only, and reject all of the strawy part, or as much of it as they can conveniently shake out.

British Dictionary definitions for strawy


adjective strawier or strawiest
  1. containing straw, or like straw in colour or texture
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