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waxy

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[ wak-see ]
/ ˈwæk si /
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adjective, wax·i·er, wax·i·est.
resembling wax in appearance or characteristics: His face had a waxy shine.
abounding in, covered with, or made of wax: Be careful! The floor is waxy.
pliable, yielding, or impressionable: a waxy personality.
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Origin of waxy

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First recorded in 1545–55; wax1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM waxy

wax·i·ly, adverbwax·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for waxy (2 of 2)

waxy2
[ wak-see ]
/ ˈwæk si /

adjective, wax·i·er, wax·i·est.Chiefly British.

Origin of waxy

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First recorded in 1850–55; wax3 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for waxy (1 of 2)

waxy1
/ (ˈwæksɪ) /

adjective waxier or waxiest
resembling wax in colour, appearance, or texture
made of, covered with, or abounding in wax

Derived forms of waxy

waxily, adverbwaxiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for waxy (2 of 2)

waxy2
/ (ˈwæksɪ) /

adjective waxier or waxiest
British informal, old-fashioned bad-tempered or irritable; angry
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