or tal·low·like

[ tal-oh-ee ]

  1. resembling tallow in consistency, color, etc.; fatty: a tallowy mass of moistened powder; tallowy skin.

Origin of tallowy

First recorded in 1400–50, tallowy is from the late Middle English word talwy.See tallow, -y1

Other words from tallowy

  • tal·low·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby tallowy

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How to use tallowy in a sentence

  • The skin on his face loosened a little and became a tallowy yellowish-red, somewhat like a winter-killed apple.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
  • In the background hovered Winklestein, his little, squeezed-up, tallowy face beaded with perspiration.

    The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
  • The latter looked tallowy and nobody took it further than the billet; the pants were woollen, very warm and made in Canada.

    The Amateur Army | Patrick MacGill
  • Nearly all the faces have a certain tallowy aspect,—yellowish in color, with a dull shine upon them.

    Smoking and Drinking | James Parton
  • She is so tallowy in face and flesh colour, and her hair so flaming red, that the title might be, "A 'Dip' in the Sea."