[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.

Origin of washy

First recorded in 1560–70; wash + -y1
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adjective washier or washiest
  1. overdiluted, watery, or weak
  2. lacking intensity or strength
Derived Formswashily, adverbwashiness, noun
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