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[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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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


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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