adjective, wav·i·er, wav·i·est.

curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating: a wavy course; wavy hair.
abounding in or characterized by waves: the wavy sea.
resembling or suggesting waves: a cotton material with a wavy pattern.
vibrating or tremulous; unsteady; wavering.

Nearby words

  1. waveoff,
  2. waver,
  3. waverley,
  4. waves,
  5. wavey,
  6. waw,
  7. wawa,
  8. wawl,
  9. wax,
  10. wax and wane

Origin of wavy

First recorded in 1555–65; wave + -y1

Related formswav·i·ly, adverbwav·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wavier


adjective wavier or waviest

abounding in or full of waves
moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
(of hair) set in or having waves and curls
unstable or wavering
Derived Formswavily, adverbwaviness, noun

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Word Origin and History for wavier



1580s, from wave (n.) + -y (2).

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