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washy

[wosh-ee, waw-shee]
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adjective, wash·i·er, wash·i·est.
  1. diluted too much; weak: washy coffee.
  2. pale, thin, or weak, as if from excessive dilution; pallid: washy coloring.
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Origin of washy

First recorded in 1560–70; wash + -y1
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Related Words

blanddistastefulflatflavorlessinnocuousjejunemildnamby-pambystaleunappetizingunpalatableunsavoryvapidwatered-downwaterishwateryadulteratedcutimpairedimpoverished

Examples from the Web for washy

Historical Examples

  • They will not add to its goodness, but only render it flat and washy.

    Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book

    Eliza Leslie

  • Our own "Washy" was an author, too, and one not to be sneezed at.

  • Well, my countrymen, our Washy is dead, but we appreciate him now just the same.

  • No carpet is satisfactory which is "washy" or faded in appearance.

  • That washy drawing-room tea will give me the wind if I leave it on my stomach.

    O'Flaherty V. C.

    George Bernard Shaw


British Dictionary definitions for washy

washy

adjective washier or washiest
  1. overdiluted, watery, or weak
  2. lacking intensity or strength
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Derived Formswashily, adverbwashiness, noun
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